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10 Of The Best Edible Flowers In New Zealand You Can Eat And Grow
Bees adore borage, so definitely think about adding them to your own garden! It’s one of the best edible flowers as it’s very easy to grow from seed and, once established, produces multiple flushes of flowers.
This is another of our favourite edible flowers because it has some amazing health benefits. Calendula is anti-inflammatory and supports your lymphatic system to move out waste. That’s why we use organic calendula grown locally here in Dunedin for our Liver Bitters.
This is one of the best edible flowers in New Zealand to wild forage because nasturtium grows prolifically as a weed. You can find it all over Aotearoa, and once you know what you're looking for, you'll start seeing it everywhere!
How to Grow: You can start seeding courgettes from early spring through early summer. It likes soil temperature to be over 20 degrees and will take between 5-12 days to germinate. It prefers full sun, and when planting out the seedlings, place them about 60cm away from each other.
How to Grow: I would recommend buying a seedling - and placing it in a warm sunny spot.