A list of common EDIBLE FLOWERS:
Angelica Anise Hyssop
Apple Blossom Artichoke
Arugula Bachelor Buttons AKA Cornflower
Bee Balm Borage
Chrysanthemum Cilantro / Coriander
Elderberry English Daisy
Hyssop Iceland Poppy
Johnny Jump Up Lavender
Lemon Verbena Lilac
Orange Blossom Pansy
Pineapple Sage Primrose
Radish Red Clover
Rosemary Rose of Sharon
Runner Bean Safflower
Scented Geranium Snapdragon
Society Garlic Squash Blossom
Sunflower Sweet Marigold
Sweet William Thyme
Tuberous Begonia Tulip
Winter Savory Yucca
Do not harvest any flowers that could have been exposed to animal excrement, that have had insecticides or fertilizer sprayed on them, or are from the side of roads where they have been exposed to trash, carbon monoxide etc.
Harvest your flowers in the morning.
Immediately drop them in ice water for 1 minute. Gently pat flower dry on a towel.
For best results, use your flower petals immediately
Article by Beccijo, The Enchanted Cupboard
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One of my favorite memories from summers ago was my toddler girl calling out, "More nasturtium, please!" because she knew she had to ask each time she picked a plant to eat.