March 25, 1992
If you have a well-drained, fertile soil in full sun, then you can grow potatoes. In Iowa, optimal planting season is fast approaching. See the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Yard & Garden news release from March 16, 2016 for suggested potato varieties and tips on planting.
Are you looking for something different to try in your garden this year? Why not plant some edible flowers? Edible flowers aren't a new idea. Their history dates back to the Roman era. However, they are enjoying an increase in popularity with restaurants and home cooks wanting to offer something different at mealtime. In addition to adding interesting flavors, flowers add color appeal to food.
The following information comes from the Iowa Department of Public Health and is adapted from the State of Iowa Disease Bulletin, Volume XVI, Number 1, February, 1992. Readers desiring additional information are encouraged to contact Dr. Russell Currier, Division of Disease Prevention, Iowa Department of Public Health, Lucas Building, Des Moines IA 50319-0075.