Getting Kale Ready to Thrive in the Fall: Whiteflies, Insects, Treatments & Edible Spring Flowers

Source: TheRustedGarden
Garden Pilarchik
August 30, 2016

Don’t yank your summer kale! Kale is hardy so if the roots don’t freeze, it will over-winter and you will have edible spring flowers. Here in Maryland Zone 7, kale is a 3 season crop. Come late summer I often have to freshen it up to get it ready to thrive in the fall. I show you how I treat whiteflies, caterpillars and snails. Three steps to get rid of insects and have hardy fall kale!

18 Common Vegetables That Have Delicious Edible Flowers

Source: GrowingYourGreens
July 8, 2016

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you 18 common vegetables and herbs in his garden he is growing that have edible flowers that he loves to eat on a regular basis.

In this episode, John takes you around a tour of his springtime garden and shares with you some of the bolting vegetables and how he likes to eat some of the flowers.

You will learn about some of the nutritional benefits from eating vegetables, herb and fruit flowers. You will also learn why some birds love to eat flowers as well and why bee pollen is really flower pollen.

In this episode John will introduce you to the following edible flowers: Radish, Citrus (kumquat), Collard Greens, Dandelion, Cucumber, Achira, Broccoli, Arugula, Onion, Basil, Cilantro, Sunflower, Fennel,, Parsley, Celery, Sage, Bee Balm, and Longevity Spinach.

After watching this episode, you will be more familiar with some common edible flowers that may be growing in your vegetable garden and why you should be eating them.