The Dandy dandelion

Wed. May. 3, 2017

Click below to listen to my Garden Bite radio show:  The Dandy dandelion

One gardener’s weed is another’s lunch!  Let the dandelions ROAR!



From the roots to the flowers, from culinary to medicinal, all parts are edible!  From soup to egg salad to coffee and wine.– wine.  Dandelion cookies

Johnny’s Selected Seeds sells an Italian dandelion called ‘Clio’.

Dandelion - Clio

Dandelion – Clio

Remember to NEVER eat anything that’s been treated with a pesticide…  pick only clean greens.  One of my favorite magazines has an article about dandelions along with some recipes:  Mother Earth News.  Yes, the picture below is my yard…  I like to do other stuff in the garden than the lawn!  ?  I’ve lived here for almost 3 years now and have concentrated on perennial beds and a vegetable garden.  Last year my husband won the battle over chemical use to get rid of dandelions and right now, our lawn does NOT look like the picture below…  that’s our neighbor.  We are surrounded.

dandelions in the year