Growing and Using Edible Flowers-healthy, nutritious food.
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Growing and Using Edible Flowers-healthy, nutritious food.

Go from garden, or container, to plate with confidence and flair and make stunning dishes using edible flowers.
5.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
33 students enrolled
Created by Janet Luke
Last updated 7/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Be able to state the precautions necessary to take when harvesting edible flowers.
  • be able to successfully plant up a pot of edible flower plants
  • Learn to grow plants for seeds and what is necessary to have a great germination rate.
  • Know how to plant a hanging basket full of edible flower plants
  • Learn how to propagate plants from semi hardwood cuttings so you can get plants for free.
  • be able to list common edible flowers
  • learn how to choose and grow sunflowers in your garden or balcony pots.
  • Learn how to use particular flowers in the kitchen
  • learn to pair particular edible flowers with certain meals for your friends or family
  • understand why it is important to use a high quality potting mixture
  • Why you need to add a drainage layer in any container
  • Learn to make a ice petal bowl
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  • Have a garden or sunny balcony space to grow your plants

Have you noticed the growing popularity of using edible flowers in many dishes? Food magazines seem to be adorned with glorious images of colourful flowers in and around food. Learn the skills with this online course on how you can grow your own. You cant use any flower as many are very toxic but this course will give you the skills to identify the edible species to grow.

I will teach you how to grow edible plants form seed, how to successfully plant seedlings and how to take a semi-hardwood cutting. Even if you have no garden space I will give you options and ideas for small space growing using edible flowers. Study this course and wow your family, dinner guests or friends with gorgeous tasting and looking dishes. Begin this course now and you could be serving your own home-grown, organic, edible flowers in one of many different forms in a matter of weeks.

Contained in this 13 part video based online course is a downloadable booklet on selecting correct plant species to grow, site selection, harvest notes, propagation and an identifying image. Also included is a recipe booklet focussing on the many and varied ways which edible flowers can be used in the kitchen.

Who is the target audience?
  • any one who has a passion for growing their own food, organically.
  • any budding chief who wants to experiment with new ingrediants
  • a chief who wants to impress friends and family with colorful and tasty edible flowers as an addition to their dishes.
  • anyone who is tired of paying the expensive price of market or store fresh edible flowers
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Learn to Identify and Grow Edible flower Plant Species.
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It is important that you can actively and confidently identify the flowers you are about to eat. Many other common garden plants are toxic if eaten. Learn where the best places are to grow your edible plants to avoid any contamination.

Precautions to follow when Harvesting Edible flowers

Learn what flowers are edible, how to recognise them, grow them, harvest them and how to successfully use them in your kitchen. This 13 page downloadable document is for you to keep as a handy reference. It contains images of all the common edible flowers so you can learn to easily recognise them.

Growing Your Own Edible Flowers-Choosing and Planting
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Learn how you can easily grow edible flower plants in pots. Learn how to choose the best soil medium and container. Learn how to plant so that the plants adjust quickly and have healthy growth.

How to grow Edible flower plants in pots and containers

Test your understanding in growing plants in containers

Growing Plants Successfully in Pots
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If you are tight on space creating hanging baskets is a great way to grow flowers. Hanging baskets also provide spalshes of colour on a sunny balcony.

How to Create A Hanging Basket Full Of Edible Flowers

Sunflower petals are edible. Learn how to choose the best variety for your garden and the best position in your garden to grow this summer favourite.

How to Grow Edible Sunflowers

Tips and Tricks on Growing Sunflowers

When you learn how to take cuttings form your favourite plants you can easily grow plants for free. Let me share my tips on how to do this successfully.

Learn how to Propagate Plants for free!
Learn the many ways in which you can use your edible flowers.
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Download this 12 page book on ideas on using edible flowers. It contains many recipes and ideas on how to use your edible flowers successfully using everyday recipes and a few special dinner party ones.

Stunning Ways To Use Your Home Grown Edible Flowers-recipes and ideas
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Tempura battered courgette flowers make a wonderful light summer meal. Learn how to harvest and prepare this wonderful and tasty meal.

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Homemade pasta is hard to beat in taste. It is easy to make if you follow some simple rules. Let me teach you to make a special pasta with edible flower petals through the pasta.

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About the Instructor
Janet Luke
4.7 Average rating
10 Reviews
146 Students
3 Courses
Urban Sustainable Living Expert and Author

I am a Landscape Architect with a Masters in Resource and Environmental Planning with Honours. I have a passion for permaculture and urban sustainable living. I have published three books Green Urban Living, Embrace Your Space and Backyard Bounty. I run a interactive website called Green Urban Living and run courses and workshops both in my garden and online.

I have always enjoyed growing vegetables but since having our three children I have become more and more concerned about the state of our environment and the rising cost of living. I want our kids to learn where food comes from and how to grow it, I also want my family to do our bit for the environment and as I do have Scottish heritage, I want to save money and learn to live a more frugal lifestyle, without having to give up my daily Lattes!

Many people think that if you live in an urban environment you can't grow your own food or have animals but after looking through my web-site you will see that that is not the case. My goal is to help you produce more and consume less in ways that make you and your family live a more healthy, sustainable lifestyle, connected to nature, whilst saving money. There are so many ways we can all live more green and eco friendly.