I want to plant a salad garden where my herb garden currently resides. I am moving my herbs into pots so that they can be placed in the courtyard between the two kitchens. One of the things I like to add to my salads are edible flowers, and there are quite a lot of them available. I was given a branch of jasmine from a friend which I’m going to pot and leave outside on my bedroom balcony as I love the fragrance of the flowers. They can be used to add a sweet delicate note to your dish, as well as brewed to make tea. My lavender needs to be moved so that I can help it grow. The flowers have a perfume taste and need to be used sparingly.
My nasturtium bed has been pulled out for the summer. But in winter I make use of the peppery flavour of the flowers.
I want to plant calendula as it is spicy and chamomile for its apple taste. Chamomile is good for tea, and so is hibiscus which is slightly acidic. I will look for dandelions as the young buds can be pan fried to replace mushrooms in a dish. Gardenias are sweet and marigolds are bitter while pansies are tart. To round off the garden I will add a rose bush for its aromatic flavour, squash plants as the blossoms are so versatile and violets as not only are they pretty but they are sweet as well.