I've been thinking about adding some unusual edibles to my collection of growing goodies, and I realized: I forgot to start edible flowers! They certainly won't go far in filling an empty belly, but added to salads or as a garnish or simply eaten as a roving snack while working in the garden, they are such a nice addition to the other edibles in the yard. One of my favorites is the humble violet. I have plans to try candying them, and making a batch of Hummingbird Cupcakes with a delicate violet perched upon their iced perfection. Of course, if I ever have masses of them, I could make violet jelly, or dry them to add to homemade teas.
I'm hoping that my friends' greenhouse will have these edible delights for sale, and perhaps something else I need. I'm thinking brocolli and basil may make my list. I forgot to start those, too...