Known by many names such as chrysanthemum greens or edible chrysanthemum it is another essential in the vegetable garden.
In the kitchen, the green leaves and young shoots of Garland Chrysanthemum are wonderful when added, (at the last moment) to soups, omelettes and stir-fries.
Garland Chrysanthemum are easy to germinate and just as easy to grow.
You can plant the seed where you want them to grow or just as easily sow them into a punnet for later transplant.
Garland Chrysanthemum do quite well in pots and do create a great verandah decoration.
In hot climates the seed is best planted in Winter, Spring or early Summer as late planting can result in the plant ‘bolting’ into flower before the leaves have been used.