Herbs and edible flowers are a wonderful and natural contribution to any diet. Learn what choices to make when starting to grow edible flowers and herbs for yourself.
This video, set on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, is a great starting point to help you gain information and perspective on edible flowers and the choices available.
In Ecuador we drank beautiful herbal teas daily, both hot and cold. Tradition here has everyone in the country drinking fresh flowers and herbs daily as part of their routine; it is not something that needs to be re-taught as it has remained part of their culture.
I shop weekly at the fresh organic farmers market where you choose your tea blend by smelling the fresh bunches of 8 to 12 herbs and flowers the farmers have put together with their favorite combinations; a great way to get a sense of what your tea will taste like. The fresh greens for salads are abundant and the varieties again chosen by what is visually appealing and fresh.
We are prepping to grow our greens, herbs and edible flowers for tea and salads in containers near our kitchen so they will be a visual dangling carrot daily to tempt our palate and help us to benefit from the fresh greens that nature brings us. This video will definitely help us make good choices!
Looking for good seeds to grow edible flowers? Take a look at some of the organic choices and varieties of seeds which you can get easily online. By planting a variety you can can mix and match and come up with wonderful combinations.
Here’s a book; Easy Growing, to get you started with container gardening to get you growing your edibles. You can have them right outside your door, making it easy to want to use them fresh instead of letting them dry out.
Remember, fresh, tasty, healthy and satisfying making your own tea fresh from the garden is fun and rewarding.
Happy Tea Time!