Welcome to the Herb Society Forum

The Herb Society Forum (UK)

“There's more to herbs than just green leaves.”
 

 Return to Forum Index  

Some flowers taste good too!

June 28 2011 at 1:50 PM
Kathy 
from IP address 81.141.131.132


Response to Herbs flowering

 

You could do worse than buy Jekka McVicar's book 'Cooking with Flowers' which is full of ideas for using the flowers as well as the leaves of your herbs. Chive flowers are really lovely sprinkled over a salad (just pull the little florets off so you don't get the green bits), they are more pungent than the leaves and look pretty into the bargain. Sage flowers are edible too, but my plants rarely seem to go to flower and the few that do appear I like to leave for the bees. Once the flowers have died then cut them off or they will try to go to seed which takes the strength from the plant (though frankly they're such robust plants in my experience it won't do much harm if you don't get around to it). My oregano flowers its head off all summer and the bees flock to it, similarly thyme and rosemary, but can also be eaten. Enjoy whichever you do!
Best wishes and keep expanding your herb repertoire!

 
 Respond to this message   
 Copyright © 1999-2014 Network54. All rights reserved.   Terms of Use   Privacy Statement  

This is the forum of the Herb Society (UK), the place to discuss all aspects of herbs including their uses, cultivation, history, legislation and much more. Run by and for the Herb Society (UK) and open to anyone to read, but posts will only appear once approved by a moderator.

Please note that the Forum Host and Moderators reserve the right to delete any entry which is considered to be inappropriate for this forum, its members and the Herb Society as a whole. IP's of spammers will be blocked.

The Herb Society is not qualified to provide medicinal advice. Useful contacts for such advice can be found on our contacts page. Officers and Council Members of the Herb Society (UK) accept no liability for any harm, damage, or illness arising from the use of plants mentioned or described on this forum.