We have been eating the flowers (stamens removed) in stir-fry, along with kale, garlic, sweet potato greens, and onions from my yard.
They are tasty!
Supposedly it makes a nice tea, but I haven't tried it yet. What I really like is how it looks -- it matches the colors in my garden very nicely.
I went crazy this spring throwing lettuce seed all over my front garden plots, and it's been coming up really well with all the rain we've had this year.
I use it mostly in this one recipe for stew, but I recently ran across this other recipe for lavender syrup, which sounds wonderful :D
The edible plants around my pond are doing well also.
I stuck the mint in the very back corner of the pond so if it decided to go crazy, who cares?
It looks as though the grasshoppers have taken a liking to it, which is fine with me -- there's enough for all of us!
Even though the soil in this pot has got to be terrible, this plant seems to love it in there!
I can't wait to see how many sweet potatoes we get from this.
Hope all of you are doing well! If you'd like to show off your edible front yards, you still have time to enter the contest. Looking forward to seeing what you've created. :)