July 2023 Bite


Bring summer colour to drinks and salads by cultivating edible flowers! 

You can enjoy the beauty of the blooms in the garden, then create a taste sensation by adding colour and taste on the patio and the plate. There are many edible blooms but we have a few favourites including; Borage, Chives, Courgette, Nasturtium, Violets and Scotch Marigold. All are easy to grow from seed or purchase and plant as seedlings.

Video We've created a step by step video for you which will help you get started! Find lots of  'How to' videos on the Trellis YouTube Channel   - Subscribe to keep up to date with our activity videos.

Activity Sheet  How to grow an Edible Flower Patch   Find lots of other activity ideas on the Factsheet page 

Adaptive Tip As always, we can include an adaptive tip. Watering the garden and can’t reach the hanging baskets with the hose spray? Insert a slim garden cane into the end of the hose to stiffen it and then you have a watering wand! 
Look out for the symbols indicating which activities build or suit those with specific skills - featured in Year-Round Gardening Activities book.

Fun Fact Did you know? Nasturtium seeds were apparently used as a substitute for black pepper during WWII. Saffron, made from the dried stigmas of the saffron crocus, continues to be the most expensive spice in the world, fetching $1,500 and up per pound in some modern markets.

Join us for our Live Demos throughout the year. From tumbling tomatoes to stunning sun-catchers, these activities provide lots of tabletop activity ideas for you and your group.
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