Edible flowers are suitable for many – this is how you grow them yourself!

Edible flowers bring a summer atmosphere even in the middle of winter! When dried, the flowers are well preserved in the closet. The easiest way to dry is with the help of traditional plant press technology. The different thing is, whether the beautiful flowers are eaten in the end in their mouths.

Edible flowers and herbs are easy to grow yourself, even in small amounts. Surprisingly many annual summer flowers are edible.

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Edible flowers can be preserved for the winter season by drying them. The most beautiful are the flowers pressed smooth under the weight between two thin papers.

Self-sufficiency is now in vogue, but perfection does not have to be sought. The idea of ​​modern self-sufficiency can be implemented on a smaller scale as well as with a less serious attitude. Instead of preserved rows of cucumbers and bubbling root canals, modern self-sufficiency can mean that there is enough of your own herb harvest for the whole summer or even all year round. Self-sufficiency is also that you sow one-year-old summer flowers so much that you can pick them up on a Friday flower spot and skip florist visits.

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Edible flowers can also bring fragrance when they come.  Lavender blooms can be made into, for example, a charmingly fragrant tea.

Edible flowers can also bring fragrance when they come. Lavender blooms can be made into, for example, a charmingly fragrant tea. Care should be taken during dosing. To a large extent, lavender tastes soapy.

See photo tips for easy ideas and take advantage of edible flowers in your own garden.

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There are surprisingly many edible flowers!  The flavors range from the gentle sweetness of the violets to the hotness of the cress.

There are surprisingly many edible flowers! The flavors range from the gentle sweetness of the violets to the hotness of the cress.

Edible flowers: the mild-tasting flowers of dahlia, calendula and violet are suitable for both savory and sweet foods.  Taste the flowers as is.

Edible flowers: the mild-tasting flowers of dahlia, calendula and violet are suitable for both savory and sweet foods. Taste the flowers as is.

Collect annual summer flowers of sadness for home decoration and table settings.  It just inspires the plants to bloom more happily.

Collect annual summer flowers of sadness for home decoration and table settings. It just inspires the plants to bloom more happily.

Lavender blossoms are edible, but their scent is also worth taking advantage of.  Scent the wardrobe with lavender.  Collect lavender in a bud so that the flowers do not fall.

Edible flowers are also lavender inflorescences, but their scent is also worth taking advantage of. Scent the wardrobe with lavender. Collect lavender in a bud so that the flowers do not fall.

Tie a bouquet of gifts from the self-grown flowers.  Also use vegetable leaves and herbs to bring fragrance.

Tie a bouquet of gifts from the self-grown flowers. Also use vegetable leaves and herbs to bring fragrance.

Assemble a tea blend of your favorite herbs.  Pour the almost boiling water into the teapot over the fresh herbs.  Simmer for a moment.

Assemble a tea blend of your favorite herbs. Pour the almost boiling water into the teapot over the fresh herbs. Simmer for a moment.

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The story has been published in Maalla magazine 4/2019.


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