HomeblogThe prettiest vegetable flower, ever Snake gourds bear the sweetest white filigree flowers. See these flowers? They belong to a gourd. Their home is in the vegetable patch, but they’re worth more than that. There’s nothing workmanlike about their abundant, generously frilly edges, or even their pure white colouring. Image by Shikigami You can use the snake gourds that these incredible blooms turn into in curries and stews, or as ornaments in your home, if you are that way inclined. Image by Kai Yan, Joseph Wong Sow the seeds in a propagator in mid-April, and plant out in early June once the frosts have stopped in rich soil. Protect from slugs and snails (you can use this method). You can also train the plants up obelisks or over arches. Image by Anu Durairajan Have a look at our list of beautiful vegetable flowers to make your plot as elegant as can be. Share this:ShareClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on StumbleUpon (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) 2 Responses Africanaussie September 17, 2012 I normally have a snake bean volunteer somewhere in my garden and I must admit I do love the flowers more than the vegetable. Reply Alice Rognvaldson Panagopoulos September 30, 2012 Those are beautiful! Are the flowers edible too? They would look gorgeous on a salad… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Object in the image Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.