Vegetable gardens produce amazing flowers in their own right. Little pea and bean flowers budding off spindly vines, huge (and edibly delicious) squash blossoms and lettuces, cabbages, radishes, garlic—there are so many beautiful flowers we can enjoy just growing vegetables.
That said, there are also wonderful flowers we can grow for food. While many grow flowers for the beautiful colors and aromas they provide, there are many stunning flowers that provide healthy, often medicinal food as well.
These edible flowers can make great additions to ornamental gardens and vegetable gardens alike. There is absolutely nothing wrong with admiring their beauty and flavor, and usually, harvesting the flowers just means they’ll produce that many more.