Gardening – August 2018 – Issue 278

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Grow your own Rainbow of Edible Flowers

Growing and eating your greens, reds, oranges, yellows, blues, indigos and violets, has never been so easy!

When I was growing up, eating five vegetables and fruits a day was considered a very healthy diet. According to the Department of Health, nowadays, we should increase this to seven a day! Eating our greens has always been important but there are so many other colours we can eat, which could make achieving a healthy diet more exciting. We are familiar with different colour fruit and vegetables but how about eating the brightly coloured flowers too. Why not try eating a rainbow of flowers instead?

Buying edible flowers can be expensive and they need to be eaten the day they are purchased. Growing edible flowers from seed is incredibly easy and they can be picked as you need them. If you have grown them yourself, you can also be assured that they haven’t been sprayed with any chemicals or have any harmful pests or diseases.

Read more in the August issue…

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