Edible Flowers to Grow for Remarkable Salads
“There’s an edible resource in your garden that you may have overlooked. Edible flowers add color, flavor, and beauty to homegrown salads. Imagine eating a salad of spring greens with raspberry vinaigrette and finding a purple and yellow Johnny jump-up on your fork. Or think of biting into a petal of chive blossom with its sweet-spicy flavor, along with a juicy, slightly bitter, baby romaine leaf. Provided that you follow a few safety rules, edible flowers can make an ordinary salad remarkable.”
Edible flowers are a fun and unexpected addition to your dinner plate and are lovely and oftentimes beneficial to plant in your garden. One of these flowers, chives, are known to keep pests at bay. And another, nasturtiums, help improve tomatoes’ flavor when planted next to them. Go ahead and check out the rest of the list!