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Growing and Using Edible Flowers

Do you want great tips on how to grow, harvest and store edible flowers? Check out this video by Patricia Boudier, co-owner of Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden. In this short, 3-minute clip you will discover 10 essential guidelines when it comes to edible flowers, such as

  • knowing how to positively identify what blooms are edible—some choices include roses, borage and calendula
  • growing organic by avoiding all pesticides, even natural ones
  • what is edible on the plant and what is not
  • eating only petals of the edible flowers making sure to cut away the stems and pollen
  • the best time of day to harvest the blooms

For a list of common edible flowers, check out this post on Peaceful Valley’s blog.
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