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National Dandelion Day – Eat Your Lawn (Weeds)

April 05, 2011
A Sunny Field of Dandelion

A Sunny Field of Dandelion

Is there really a National Dandelion Day? My calender says it’s today, which kind of makes sense. Dandelions are popping up everywhere — in sidewalks, garden beds & lawns. And those young, fresh greens are at their peak.Β  No flowers in bloom yet, means those leafy greens are extra delectable.

Okay, so you don’t want to eat them & instead you want to get rid of them? Skip the chemicals. I’ve got tips on eradicating those buggers for you in an earlier post here.

1 Comment

  1. Deborah says:

    I once lived in Iowa, and I struggled mightily to curtail the dandelions in my lawn without chemicals.

    I was intrigued to read about eating the leaves one winter, so come spring I spent an hour or so harvesting the leaves of the young plants. I made the most delicious omelet with them! I wanted to keep eating them, but as always they outpaced me something fierce and they aren’t very good eating once they’ve started flowering.

    I believe there are cultivars you can purchase to grow as a crop, ironically.

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