Thursday, May 19, 2011

I decided that I wanted my herb garden to contain some edible flowers.First it's important to think about your soil. Since you're planning on eating these flowers you want to make sure everything you put into the soil is organic. Never buy a potting soil or fertilizer that has chemicals in it. If you are planning on buying your plants from a nursery, make sure they only use organic soil and fertilizer. Starting your plants from seeds is sometimes the safest way to insure you're plants are organic. I like to start my plants in mid-spring on my windowsill in those little peat pots. Once the plants are ready for planting you can plant them into the ground or containers right in the peat pots since they break down in the soil very quickly. But I also just throw the seeds right in the ground like the nasturtium.




Johnny Jump Ups



10 Easy to grow Edible Flowers:
  • Borage
  • Calendula
  • Chamomile
  • Chives
  • Lavender
  • Nasturtium
  • Antique Roses
  • Sweet Violet
  • Johnny-jump-ups
  • Pansy
I also have this recipe for chamomile tea very easy to prepare.

Relaxing tea: To 1 cup boiling water add 2 tsp. dried flowers. Steep covered for 10 min.

And For a relaxing bath

For Bath: Use ½ to 1 cup fresh or dried herb tied in linen bag. Place in tub with hot water let soak for 10 min. then add cold water to the temp. you like. Do not add soap to bath, as it will coat your skin and not allow the Chamomile to penetrate.

Also for colds or when you feel really bad, try the tea while you’re soaking in the bath.

Well, enjoy the rest of your day. And think about growing some of these edible flowers.
As Always
Keep It Clean!


  1. How wonderful! You could even add some of the lavender to your chamomile tea! I love hearing about everybody's garden this spring. :)

  2. I'm going to find out more about borage, and if it'll grow in my area. What a great color!