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