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Can anyone please direct me to a site that has edible flowers that could be grown in the South east Queensland area?
Or if anyone does this can you advise me please?
I want our front yard to evolve into a food source that isn’t quite evident as a food source. I don’t know anything about this and wish to keep horticulturalist DH out of it otherwise I will get more strange looks 😆
Oops for got to add I would prefer Australian sites as all I seem to be able to find is American sites, useful but want to make sure it is relevant to Australia.
Don’t know of any oz sites:shrug:
But add day lily to paradisis list………..yum
and apparently crucifix orchids are edible and some of the more expensive show orchids – tho you have to be careful a lot aren’t edible
some of the natives are edible – any native specialists??? are you on this site doug??
wattle flowers are for sure, some of the bottlebrushes are loaded with nectar and that bits edible, ditto for greviliea
There was another thread on this recently… see here
I thought I had seen one but couldn’t find it
*sigh* stupid flu is making blind.
Nasturtiums are great the orange flowers are edible tasty and great in salads. They provide great ground cover and grow like weeds in our garden.
English lavender flowers are edible, whether they grow in Queensland I’m not sure?
Violets can be used for decoration but ditto as above.
It’s lovely to grow flowers that are both pretty and useful.
According to Lyn’s book organically grown “calendula, dianthus, nasturtium, pansy, viola and common violet can be used in small quantities”.
Good luck, keep us posted.:tup:
Small (young) nasturtium leaves are also edible in salads. Older ones are too but the start getting tougher.
Thanks guys. I will be finding seeds to strew soon!