here are all kinds of edible gardens out there: herb gardens, pizza gardens, salsa gardens, cocktail gardens. If you are a fan of refreshing summer drinks, then consider planting a beverage garden that will allow you to create refreshing potions at home. Start with these suggestions for beverage garden plants.
Roselle Jamaican Hibiscus
Discover the pleasures of hibiscus iced tea with Roselle Jamaican hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa). The fleshy sepals that form after flowering brew a bright red tea packed with Vitamin C and anthocyanins. Grow as a potted annual north of Zone 10. Overwinter indoors, providing temperatures above 60 F for consistent growth.
Also known as German chamomile (Matricaria recutita), this is the happy flower that yields a soothing tea. Give plants a sunny spot with well-drained soil. Harvest blooms when fully open, and dry for the most concentrated flavor. For tea, steep 1 teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers in 1 cup of boiling water. If using freshly harvested flowers, plan on twice the amount.