Northdown Orchard

Salad Flowers


Viola flowers
Viola flowers

For a couple of years we have experimented with growing beds of salad flowers. Calendula (pot marigold), Cornflower, Viola (viola tricolour, Heartsease, wild pansy) and Borage. We grow multi-sown blocks that we plant through bio-degradable mulch to give a clean, weed free, crop. We have struggled to match production, marketing and harvest labour for the fresh flowers. However the growing techniques have provided the foundation for the annual herbs that go into our teas and herb products.


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