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If you have small children or let pets run free in the garden, you may be very limited in your choice of garden plants. So it's good to know that aphids are not poisonous to humans or animals.

Astilbes are not only a treat for insects, some varieties are also edible for humans

Can you use astilben in the kitchen?

Depending on the type of astilbe, various plant components are particularly suitable for consumption. When purchasing your plants, pay close attention to the label so you know which parts to use in the kitchen. If you have bought hybrids, then try the recipes of the corresponding starting species.

The young fruits of the Astilbe longicarpa are eaten in particular, while all the young green parts of the plant are eaten by the Astilbe chinensis. The leaves of the Astilbe thunbergii are sometimes used as a tea substitute, young leaves are also eaten cooked. Incidentally, astilbes are a very valuable source of food for insects, but snails do not like these plants at all.

Consumable plant parts:

  • young leaves
  • young fruits
  • young plant green

tips

Astilbes are excellent insect pastures.

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