Flower Power Cocktails, Vines, and Planting For Fall Vegetables

Hear about two cocktails that use edible flowers, learn about the ways vines support themselves or climb structures, and discover how to tell which flowers are male or female on your summer squash. Plus we answer a listener’s question about fall vegetable plantings.

:45 What’s For Dinner: Flower Power Summer Cocktails
6:08 Eat/Drink/Grow:  Vines – how they grow, when to go annual or perennial.
16:07 Insider Information:  How to tell male from female flowers on summer squash
20:42 Love Letters and Questions:  Keri writes saying that she has open areas in her vegetable garden where the plants have finished.

Please welcome our new sponsor, Territorial Seed Company

The is the Santa Fe Sundowner that Ellen has made with lavender flowers. Check Ellen’s blog in the future for the recipe.

It’s Marigold Mania! A slightly tart, slightly savory cocktail made with marigold flowers.

2 large or 6 small marigold flowers
1 Tablespoons Agave syrup or 2 Tablespoons simple syrup (more if you like a sweeter drink)
4 oz (1/2 cup) fresh lime juice
4 oz mescal
Freshly ground black pepper

Put petals from 1 large marigold or 4 small ones into a blender or food processor with the syrup, lime, black pepper and mescal. Blend until the liquid takes on a pale peach color. Strain through a fine sieve. Pour into a glass with ice and garnish with a few Marigold petals.

Some vines, such as this Mandevilla, wrap around, or twine up a trellis, arbor or another plant.

A female squash shows the developing zucchini right below the flower. The stem on a male flower is long, and thin.



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