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Can I Freeze Dandelions ?

Discussion in 'The Harvest: Recipes, Canning, Preserving' started by Nyboy, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. Apr 30, 2017
    Nyboy

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    Lawn at work is full of dandelions. Was a slow day today so had kennelboy pick some for Harvey. He picked much more then Harvey can eat, can I freeze them? In the past I tired to keep in fridge but they turned to mush.
     
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    Ridgerunner

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    Of course you can freeze them, I just don't know if Harvey will want anything to do with them or not. :sick

    When I gather dandelions for jelly or wine, I clean them by removing all the green stuff then freeze them. I think @baymule said she dried them. Not sure how that would work.
     
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    Carol Dee

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    Only if Harvey will eat them frozen or semi frozen. I think they will get wilted/mushy fast as they thaw.
     
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    thistlebloom

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    Why don't you just spread them out on paper towels and see how they dry that way. I think freezing would make them liquefy.
    Dried would be more like hay.
     
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    baymule

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    I dried and froze the flowers, not the greens. I like thistle's idea of drying them.
     
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    Nyboy

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    I am tiring the drying, if it doesn't work can always get more :lol::lol::lol::lol: I have to say Harvey is the only animal I have had where half his food is free.
     
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    lcertuche

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    I think frozen would be fine if you were cooking them for jelly or such. I saw a dandelion fritter recipe that looked yummy.
     
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    seedcorn

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    IMG_1753.JPG Just think how many jars of jelly that could have been made from this field.
     
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    ninnymary

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    Seed, is that field by your place?
     
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    thistlebloom

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    No, he snuck over here and took a picture of my lawn.
     
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