Wednesday, May 8, 2013

How to Grow and Use Dandelions

You know those annoying yellow blossoms that fill your yard in the spring. Well the greens from those plants prior to blooming are very bitter and very good for you.

We intentionally plant crops of Italian Dandelions for harvest all summer long. These are cousins of the yard variety and do not bloom the same way.

We take several pounds of greens to the Farmers Market each week and often sell them all.

Dandelion greens are full of vitamins and are a diuretic. The bitter flavor stimulates the digestion.

Settlers used to make salads of these greens after the long winter to improve their health and vitality.

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