Borage

Edible Flowers

Keep picking for more flowers. Choose sunny site Water in prolonged dry weather.Annual.5cm = 1 inch 30 cm = 1 foot .Borage GROW PLANT Edible Flowers Suggested varieties: Borago officinalis (botanical name) Sow seed 0. self-pollinating Key nutritional content Vitamin C. Can also pick young fresh leaves. but skin contact with leaves may irritate Summer Term M J J Autumn/Winter Term S O N D Growing guide Easy! Average time to harvest From 8 weeks Equipment needed Stakes Germination time 10-20 days Average plant size 60cm tall and wide Family group to grow with Miscellaneous Seed saving group 1 . Will readily self-seed (grow by itself next year) Pick flowers just after they open fully. Thin seedlings to 45cm apart. Remove weeds. Avoid transplanting as plants dislike disturbance to tap root. calcium and iron EAT Spring Term J F M A A Sow indoors Sow outdoors Plant out/transplant Harvest Use cloche 2.5cm deep in rows (or scatter seed and rake in).Tall stems may need staking (often when in more fertile soil).

Nasturtium Edible Flowers .

Annual.Young leaves are also edible Summer Term M J J Autumn/Winter Term S O N D Growing guide Easy! Average time to harvest From 8 weeks Equipment needed None Germination time 10-20 days Average plant size 30cm tall. Wash off any ‘aphid’ pests on leaves and pick off caterpillars. Keep picking and remove seed heads to encourage more flowers.5cm = 1 inch 30 cm = 1 foot .Whirlybird Mixed Sow seed 1. can cross-pollinate Key nutritional content Low calorie complement EAT Spring Term J F M A A Sow indoors Sow outdoors Plant out/transplant Harvest Use cloche 2.5cm deep in pots or rows. Choose sunny site.Wina. cut back plants if the attack is severe Pick flowers just after they open fully.Thin or transplant seedlings to 20cm apart.Nasturtium GROW PLANT Edible Flowers Suggested varieties: Tom Thumb. 45cm wide Family group to grow with Miscellaneous Seed saving group 2 . avoid very fertile soil to prevent excess leaves with few flowers Keep well watered in dry weather.

French Edible Flowers .Marigold.

5cm deep in pots and transplant seedlings when growing strongly to 20cm apart. French GROW PLANT Edible Flowers Suggested varieties: French Dwarf Double Mixed Sow seed 0.Marigold. Plants can deter garden pests. chicory Seed saving group 2 . Choose sunny site and fertile soil Water in prolonged dry weather.Annual. eg ‘whitefly’ from indoor tomatoes if planted underneath.5cm = 1 inch 30 cm = 1 foot . removing whiter part from petal where attached to flower (can be bitter). Leaves are aromatic Pick flowers just after they open. can cross-pollinate Key nutritional content Low calorie complement EAT Spring Term J F M A A Sow indoors Sow outdoors Plant out/transplant Harvest Use cloche 2. Keep picking to encourage more flowers. Remove seed heads.Young leaves are edible Summer Term M J J Autumn/Winter Term S O N D Growing guide Easy! Average time to harvest From 8 weeks Equipment needed None Germination time 7-14 days Average plant size 15-30cm tall and wide Family group to grow with Asteraceae: lettuce.

Marigold. English (Pot) Edible Flowers .

can cross-pollinate Key nutritional content Low calorie complement EAT Spring Term J F M A A Sow indoors Sow outdoors Plant out/transplant Harvest Use cloche 2. Choose sunny site and reasonable well drained soil Remove growing tips to encourage bushiness.Thin or transplant seedlings to 20cm apart.Annual.Young leaves are also edible Summer Term M J J Autumn/Winter Term S O N D Growing guide Easy! Average time to harvest From 10 weeks Equipment needed None Germination time 7-14 days Average plant size 30-60cm tall and wide Family group to grow with Asteraceae: lettuce. Double Art Shades Sow seed 0.Marigold.5cm deep in pots or rows. Open flowers forecast a fine day ahead Pick flowers just as they open. Keep picking to encourage more flowers. chicory Seed saving group 2 . Cut off seed heads to prevent excessive ‘self-seeding’ (growing by itself next year).5cm = 1 inch 30 cm = 1 foot . English (Pot) GROW PLANT Edible Flowers Suggested varieties: Calendula officinalis. stripping and using petals.

Sweet Violet Edible Flowers .

(Perennial. divide and replant old clumps in autumn. Can grow outdoors for years.5cm = 1 inch 30 cm = 1 foot . can cross-pollinate) Key nutritional content Low calorie complement EAT Spring Term J F M A A Sow indoors Sow outdoors Plant out/transplant Harvest Use cloche 2. will germinate in spring. Eat sparingly. Prefers partial shade and fertile soil Remove growing tips to encourage bushiness. Cut back stems in autumn.Sweet Violet GROW PLANT Edible Flowers Suggested varieties: Viola odorata (botanical name) Sow seed on soil surface in pots in autumn. Flowers turn to face the sun Pick sweetly scented flowers in late winter and spring. Keep picking for more flowers. Summer flowers of Viola tricolor (wild pansy) are also edible (pictured right) Summer Term M J J Autumn/Winter Term S O N D Growing guide Easy! Average time to harvest From 12 months Equipment needed None Germination time Overwinter Average plant size 15cm tall.Transplant when growing strongly to 15cm apart. 30cm wide Family group to grow with Miscellaneous Seed saving group 5 .

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