|~ bok choy flowers ~|
Right now the brassicas (kale & relatives) that survived the winter foraging, are starting to put their energy into flowers & seed. You can pick the blossom heads & throw them into salads or stir fries & still benefit from all the nutrients & vitamins they contain. The different greens will have different flavours - some bitter, some peppery but all should have a small hit of sweet from the nectar they hold. Plus it adds some much wanted bright colour to the salad.
|~ viola flowers ~|
Pick these flowers & add them to your greens. They really don't have much flavour on their own, other than a wee bit of nectar, but they are quite lovely.
I feed a few to the duckling too - eek - introducing potentially a bad habit to the little peeper, but I figure if I can eat it, than the duckling can have a little bit too.
The early bees & insects also appreciate when you let things bloom & set seed at this time of year.