Edible Flowers, Zucchini Problems, and White Specks in Potting Soil
In this episode we talk about the white perlite in potting mixes, spend the main segment talking about edible flowers, and answer a question about why a listener’s zucchini plants aren’t producing well.
Find Ellen’s recipe for the Magnolia flower cake here.
:30 Plant Noob: What are the white specks in my pots?
3:41 Eat/Drink/Grow: Growing Edible Flowers
17:43 Love Letters and Questions What’s with the lack of zucchini?
List of edible flowers below.
Some Edible Flowers:
Bachelor’s Buttons (Centaurea cyanus)
Borage (Borago officinalis)
Cherry Tree Blossoms (Prunus sp)
Flowers from broccoli, arugula, cilantro, and peas
Magnolia (Magnolia sp.)
Marigolds (Tagetes hybrids)
Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum sp. and hybrids)
Summer Phlox (Phlox paniculata)