Did you know that Zucchini and Squash blossoms are edible? How about Culinary Sage (Salvia officinallis) blossoms and leaves?
Many garden flowers and plants are edible—day lily, nasturium, dandelion, begonia, calendula, and of course many herbs like thyme, dill, cilantro, chives, anise, garlic, fennel, lavender and basil.
Before you add edible flowers to your menu, get a good book on edible flowers, check with your local garden center expert or do your research online. Not all are edible and some can make you very sick. Make sure no chemicals or pesticides have been used, use plants from gardens or markets you trust, and be sure to eat ONLY the edible parts.
What do you plant specifically for eating the blossoms or leaves?I love zucchini blossoms.
Growing up, my Italian grandmother and mother would make pan-fried zucchini blossoms for us.