It’s a fact of life – fresh is best. There’s simply no better way of having fresher vegetables and herbs packed with nutrients and fibre than harvesting them straight from your own garden.
Pohlmans Gourmet Vegies Spring Edible Blooms is a selection of chef-inspired edible flowers that can be used to jazz up your gourmet creations.
Alyssum – flowers have a slightly sweet and peppery flavour similar to Kale.
Cosmos – flowers will add zest to your meal by adding bright splashes of colour and young leaves can be added to salads.
Nasturtium – young tender leaves and flowers have a zippy peppery flavour.
Sunflower – steamed buds taste like Artichoke, petals have a distinctly bittersweet flavour.
These versatile flowers prefer well drained soils and should be fed regularly during the growing season. Water regularly.
Plant height: 10-40cm
Planting distance: 15-30cm
Location: Full sun
Harvest/flowering: 7-12 weeks