edible non poisenous plants/bushes
Hello everybody. ill start from the top i work with disabled children and what im after is a list of plants bushes that could be eaten or just not poisenous (because it will certainly be tried) . Also if they could have great scent that would be great. Heres what ive thought so far .chives . garlic.mint .lavender. Rosemary.nasturtiums. something in my brain is saying violas would be ok too but i could well be making it up. ps you are really helping me as i could troll the net but whats wrong with the personal touch. thank you kerri
you need to get a good herb book and plant book to help you Identify plants correctly ,i have many books and they are very valuable source of information.Its important with children that you teach them about the uses of plants and what can be poisonous but also as in a school or nursery environment it must be plants that are safe,don't just rely on peoples word.good luck and i am glad you are teaching this.
Snap! me too, so I know what you mean.
Yes, those you've mentioned will be fine, including violas. More, just off the top of my head are:
Sage (different colours)
curly parsley (good colour and texture)
Calendula (pot marigold)
and I've just found this list as I was checking that I was right about Sweet Rocket, so this might help http://www.thompson-morgan.com/edible-flowers
But I'd avoid Yucca, the leaves are so spikey and often just on a young person's eye level
If you have a conservatory you could try growing citrus plants from seed - I've grown small plants of lemon, orange and grapefruit - no fruit but little flowers that filled the conservatory with the most delicious scent and yet people with hayfever-type allergies never seemed to have a problem with it.
Best of luck and enjoy
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
our job is far the most rewarding . good to meet like minded individuals
thank you x
There are hundreds of herbs, they would all be suitable, with very few exceptions.
Also all the flowers that can be added to salads.
Or red and blackcurrants which aren't as fussy about having acidic soil.
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