Gardening in Southwest Washington State. Aiming for good food, sustainability, diversity, ecological balance. Learning from tradition, science, experience, and experimentation. Growing fruits, vegetables, trees, and flowers. Growing from seeds, cuttings, divisions, and grafting. Puttering meditation.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Dandelion Greens. 4.12.17
Good time for dandelion greens. High in calcium, iron, minerals, and multiple vitamins. I save the biggest plants for my salad raised bed. Excellent, hardy, very early perennial vegetable. Dandelions have been culinary and herbal stables for centuries in many countries. It's too bad they are not better accepted here. We like them in Spring salads. The chickens love eating them any time.
This plant was in the yard. It was so lush, I intend to dig it up and transplant to my perennial vegetable bed.