Edible Flower Collection

We use edible flowers every day in the school at Perch Hill, added to salads, jugs of cordial or ice cream. More
15 seedlings 510774-15 £14.50 In stock
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We use edible flowers every day in the school at Perch Hill, added to salads, jugs of cordial or ice cream. Life would not be the same without them.

This collection contains 5 seedlings each of:

Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 90cm (36in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Gradually acclimatise the seedlings to outdoor conditions for 7-10 days before moving to their final position. Choose a spot in full sun or light shade, ideally with moist but well-drained soil. Prepare the final planting area well by adding plenty of organic matter (such as Orgro or home-made compost) and forking it through your topsoil. You want soil with a fine tilth (or texture). Water plants well or soak for 20 minutes in a bucket or wheelbarrow of water if they look dry. Mark out your planting positions with empty plant pots, leaving plenty of space for plants to spread. Dig holes deep and wide enough so that the roots are covered and the crown (or base) of the plant is level with the soil surface. Backfill around each plant and firm the soil gently. You should be able to tug gently on the leaves without the plant lifting out of the ground. Water them in well and water again, with a flood, not a sprinkle, every 5-7 days (if no rain), to encourage roots to be drawn down deep. For growing in pots, use as large a container as possible, as this won't dry out so quickly and will require less watering. As a general guide we recommend 9-10 plants to a 40cm (16in) diameter container.
Care Tips Keep moist until established and apply a liquid feed fortnightly through the summer. Deadhead flowers regularly to encourage repeat flowering all summer long.
Flowering June - October
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice

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Delivery

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 4-6 weeks for despatch. For fruit & veg bare roots/crowns or potatoes, please allow up to 2 weeks for despatch.

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Edible Flower Collection reviews

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Reviewed 21st April 2020 by Julia

Fast despatch and well packed

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Reviewed 29th October 2019 by Joyce

They all disappeared, the snails and slugs got there first!

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Mrs Baker

excellent service. The borage went crazy, marigolds and nasturtiums are flowering well.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mary

1 nasturtium survived - maybe brought on too quickly, calendula ok, 2 borage survived and good. All planted out immediately but I think a cold spell followed - maybe should have been hardened off more

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Patricia

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Juliet

These seedlings came away so well, they flowered on and on.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Wilma

Amazing strong plants had great fun salads this summer

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Kate

Great service Thanks. The marigolds were a do,ute ly brilliant but the cerinthe were just ok. I am wondering if there should have been another flowers too....in which case maybe the strange weather in Doring and Summer did not suit them. Or maybe six planted them too close to the marigolds which over powered them. They were really terrific.