Dahlias, sometimes referred to as the ‘queen of daisies’ have edible flowers and tubers.
The happy faces on their flowers gave violas the reputation of being able to ‘ease the heart’, hence ‘heartsease’.
Salsify is an old ‘heirloom’ or ‘heritage’ vegetable. It was eaten by people of in the ‘ancient’ civilisations of Rome and Greece. It was widely eaten in England during the Victorian period, especially in the late winter months when there wasn’t much fresh food around.
With the advent of the warm weather, it’s time to start warm weather crops, like beans, corn, tomatoes, chillies, capsicums, peppers, cucumbers, melons, zucchini, squash and pumpkins.
Whatever the colour, Nasturtiums add a bright splash to the garden, your salad, sandwich or as a garnish!