Hilary talks with legendary garden writer, Rosalind Creasy about the joys and perils of eating flowers.
SHOW NOTES and TERMS:
Not all flowers are edible!!!
Tulips are edible, but all bulbs are treated with chemicals for transport. Only eat tulips that have been growing in your garden for two seasons.
Some vegetable plants, when left to bolt or flower, can be a great source of edible flowers. For many gardeners, allowing a few vegetable crops to flower may be the most accessible way to start growing edible flowers. Examples include:
Kale and broccoli
Some Edible Vegetable Flowers
Examples of Edible Herb Flowers
Books By Rosalind and Cathy Barash:
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More about this weeks guest expert:
ROSALIND CREASY is an award-winning garden and food writer, photographer, and landscape designer with a passion for beautiful vegetables and fruits combined with the strong conviction that gardening should be an ecologically positive endeavor. Her first book, the bestselling "The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping," written in 1982, stood as the seminal book on the subject for more than 25 years. It was one of the first American landscaping books to advocate organic methods, encourage recycling, and provide alternatives to resource-wasting gardening techniques. It served to move edibles out of their former sheltered backyard existence into the prominence of the front yard. Since the book's publication, the term "edible landscaping" has become part of horticultural, architectural, and common jargon.
About the Host:
Hello, I’m Hilary Dahl. Outside of this podcast, my job is to help beginning and experienced growers create beautiful and productive gardens. I have the unique experience of working in on a wide range of projects, from small backyard garden plots to multi-acre vegetable farms. I also work in my own garden every day when I get home. This podcast is an opportunity to discuss seasonal garden topics and share the the joy of growing your own food.