When planting edibles this Fall, remember…tulips?

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Brent and Becky's Bulb Blog

Tulip 'Indian Summer'

When we think of planting edibles in the late Summer or Fall, we often think of kale, collards, lettuces, spinach, turnips or broccoli. These are staples of the now healthier American diet and great ways to stimulate your palate in the cooler months! But there is another fall planted “edible” that you can enjoy in the Spring. And we bet you’ve never eaten it before!


Yes, tulips. More specifically the petals, as the bulbs can turn your stomach and don’t taste very good at all (so we’re told). Even though during desperate times in history, people did eat the tulip bulb as a potato alternative and even as a flour alternative, it’s nasty and it is recommended that you just leave the bulb alone. But go for the petals!

Edible flowers are not uncommon, but tulips are rarely used. If you’re a fan of sweet peas, try a tulip…

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