COOL IDEA!

Use edi­ble flow­ers or herbs to make pretty ice-blocks for sum­mer drinks.

Kids Go Gardening - - Summer -

Edi­ble flow­ers

Not all plants and flow­ers are edi­ble.

Many are poi­sonous, so it’s very im­por­tant to check with an adult be­fore you eat any­thing from the gar­den!! How­ever there are some flow­ers you CAN eat. Make sure they are from your own gar­den and that they haven’t been sprayed with any harm­ful chem­i­cals. Edi­ble flow­ers look amaz­ing as a dec­o­ra­tion on sal­ads and cakes. Some of them taste sur­pris­ingly good, and they con­tain healthy nu­tri­ents too! Many herbs have pretty flow­ers that we can eat. Some­times the flow­ers look great whole, but ide­ally flow­ers like roses, cal­en­du­las and chives are best pulled apart into petals be­fore you sprin­kle them on cakes or sal­ads.

Here are some edi­ble flow­ers you could plant or grow from seed this sum­mer:

calendula, nas­tur­tium, bor­age, lavender, rose­mary, roses, sun­flower, basil, bean flow­ers, sweet peas, snow peas, zuc­chini.

SWEET PEA

VI­OLA

BOR­AGE

LAVENDER

CHIVE FLOWER

MINT FLOWER

NAS­TUR­TIUM

CALENDULA

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