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« on: February 19, 2009, 11:44:19 AM »

 Smiley  Hi all,
     Has anyone tried the edible flowers kit?   I just ordered it from Amazon last night.  I wanted to know do edible flowers taste good? I am very excited.
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2009, 05:46:46 PM »

I've grown snapdragons and marigolds outside before (they're still outside Grin).  Tried a few, they're definitely not tasty.  They're more for adding creative garnishes than anything else.  The perfume given off (marigolds) makes you hungry, but other than that, get your taste buds ready for an interesting treat!

Then again, these are different varieties; who knows, could be different   Wink.  Here's a way to get started early: if dandelions are in bloom, pick one (sanitize it!) and try it.  If you like it, you'll like the incredible edibles!
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2009, 06:57:40 PM »

They seem to run the gamut from peppery to bland to bitter.

I hear Calendulas are pretty tasty.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2009, 08:54:30 PM »

 Grin Thanks all for the quick replies.  I really appreciate it.  Cannot wait to get the flower kit now.
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2009, 06:34:39 PM »

Edible flowers? Well that's a first for me..  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2009, 11:48:19 PM »

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     Good evening everyone.  I have had the edible seed kit in for a few days now.  Thanks to that Bonton.com deal on the AG3 on whomever started that thread. My flowers are just now 3 days old.  I am running them on Aerofalls nutrients 8-25-17 (start and flower) at a low concentration for the first 2 weeks.  I will then switch them over to the standard 16-8-16.  Here is a shot of them.  Marigold and Dianthus have already sprouted, still waiting on Yellow Snapdragons. 



PS: linking photos from Photobucket to be respectful of the boards bandwidth.
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2009, 11:52:32 PM »

Yellow Snapdragons turned out not to have seeds in the pod.  I got replacement on the way from Aerogrow.  So I put in the second Marigold.  Am getting excited.
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2009, 08:52:12 AM »

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     Good day everyone.  My incredible edibles have all sprouted and are on the way.  Pictured are 2 Marigolds and a Dianthus. 



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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2009, 11:25:09 AM »

I planted marigolds in my seed starter tray to plant in my front yard and those suckers sprouted fast.  Your sprouts look great.
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2009, 11:33:47 PM »

Thanks Monica,
     I am intrested to see them all grow so fast.  I never really got into flowers before, but the idea of edible ones really has me intrested.  I will post some updated photos soon. 
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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2009, 12:47:31 PM »

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     Hello everyone,
        The incredible edibles are taking off.  Here are some fresh shots.


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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2009, 02:50:54 PM »

Even the seedlings are colorful.
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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2009, 02:57:35 PM »

They are indeed! Very pretty looking plants drdave!
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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2009, 09:39:15 AM »

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     Hey all,
      The edible flowers are getting some growth and looking pretty cool.  It appears a zebra and lion have got in on the action as well.




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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2009, 11:45:56 AM »

great pics! i'd watch those guys from madagascar, they're pranksters lol.
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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2009, 06:23:20 PM »

i just odered the ag3  Roll Eyes so i'm curious to see how your flowers taste and how you eat them. please keep us updated
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« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2009, 01:45:09 AM »

Just a heads up, marigold leaves smell rather... nauseating.  It might not seem like it now, but it'll smell funky once it gets bigger.  Works well to keep garden pests away, however.  And the flowers do smell nice  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2009, 08:34:09 AM »

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     Good morning all.  Got some updated pictures of the edible flowers growing away.  Sorry for not being on the past couple of days, ran my thumb through a slicer and is making it difficult to type.  I would post pictures of the damage, but it would probably gross everyone out.  Anyway here are the Marigolds and Dianthus shots. 


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« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2009, 05:37:49 PM »

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     Good evening all,
        The Incredible Edibles are taking off like crazy.  Here are a couple of fresh pictures.  I hope everyone enjoys.  Also, would it be possible for me to get a grow log?  I have been doing tons of extra shots and would love to compile them all.





Look at the Marigolds go!





Dianthus is Carnation yes?
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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2009, 06:36:37 PM »

Dianthus has about 300 species.  It's in the Caryophyllaceae family.  Carnations are Dianthus, but so are Pinks and Sweet William.  I've never grown the edible flowers, so I'm not sure what species of Dainthus is contained in the kit. 
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