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There are a few scattered here and there. I brought seed from Livingston and scattered it. I didn't see any the next year. The year after that, a couple showed up, now I have quite a few. They are hawks beard, a close relative to the dandelion. I suspect that over time, the dandelion seed you sent me will slowly establish until I get a good population.
 

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There are a few scattered here and there. I brought seed from Livingston and scattered it. I didn't see any the next year. The year after that, a couple showed up, now I have quite a few. They are hawks beard, a close relative to the dandelion. I suspect that over time, the dandelion seed you sent me will slowly establish until I get a good population.
That would be nice, they sure are prolific here!
 

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That would be nice, they sure are prolific here!
for a few years the field to the NW of us had a border strip they were keeping in soil conservation and it was loaded with dandelions. all of the gardens here and the lawn get them and i only bother removing them from the more formal gardens and the veggie patches. it is dandelion season here now.
 

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You can bring the dandelion leaves to a boil, strain out, return them to the pot with more hot water, and allow them to finish cooking. Discarding the first water removes much of the bitterness.

The "secret" to good seeds, either for roots of leaves, is finding where they flourish. Usually, they are on some unused, compacted, dry, infertile ground. Can't be expected to be very good.

I'm now looking forward to some redroot pigweed to have with dinner. Located what looks like a good batch of lambs quarters ...

Steve
 

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You can bring the dandelion leaves to a boil, strain out, return them to the pot with more hot water, and allow them to finish cooking. Discarding the first water removes much of the bitterness.

The "secret" to good seeds, either for roots of leaves, is finding where they flourish. Usually, they are on some unused, compacted, dry, infertile ground. Can't be expected to be very good.

I'm now looking forward to some redroot pigweed to have with dinner. Located what looks like a good batch of lambs quarters ...

Steve
I have a whole garden full of lamb's quarters. Wish you had it and I didn't LOL
 

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