Favourite vegetable flower?

Yellow flowering artichokesTook their time, but they’re worth waiting for.

Vegetables rarely have very attractive flowers, but Jerusalem artichokes are an exception. They’re most welcome in October, when everything else is on the way out.

I’m also fond of leek flowers, and certain varieties of potato can be lovely in July.

What’s your favourite vegetable flower? And does anyone know: Can you eat artichoke flowers, as you can with courgettes?

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6 Responses to “Favourite vegetable flower?”

  1. Cazaux's Food Factory Says:

    Hi Soilman,

    These take their time too. can’t claim to be growing these myself but we have them growing in the communial areas on the plot. Looking forward to dusting off my beer making kit and giving it another go next year.


    Much more useful flowers than most.



  2. Christina Says:

    Hi Soilman.

    First, I can’t believe it has taken me this long to find your blog. It is helpful, funny, and downright fun to read.

    Second, my favorite vegetable flower: fava (broad) beans, hands-down. They’re lovely and they smell delicious.

  3. Matron Says:

    I noticed my first artichoke flower yesterday too! My dog Buddy just loves eating the artichoke leaves – I suppose they are related to sunflowers, so maybe they would be edible. the individual flower petals would look great in a salad.

  4. Lottie Wannabe Says:

    Next year I am going to plant beans partly for their flowers. This year I had to make do with the pretty carrot leaves.

  5. VP Says:

    Endive flowers are lovely. Oops that’s let the cat out the bag – I let them go to seed this year!

    Nasturtiums are lovely too – I use them in salads, so they count as veg on my plot

  6. irena Says:

    my jerusalem artichoke flowers have already faded. what a way to end the summer! I may let one of my leeks go to flower. the broccoli has produced some lovely pale yellow blooms. I have soft spot for potato blossoms. they put me in mind of shooting stars.