We don't *try* to grow it. We have 200 acres in hayfields that have volunteer
dandelions on them. The neighbors come over to pick the blooms, to make wine.
Our horses and cattle seems to like the greens, when they're young.
Dandelions are rampant "weeds" in a lot of the US. I think I read
somewhere they were actually introduced into this country (probably from
Europe) because people liked to eat the greens.
The greens are very good, but its pretty hard to imagine the US without
I grow dandelion in my garden. I didn't have any growing as weeds in my
neighborhood so I bought seeds online (either Johnnys or Park Seeds I
think). I also have chicory and Italian (red stemmed) dandelion growing in
my garden too. The leaves are all a bit bitter so I don't add too many to my
salads. I feed a lot of the leaves to my daughters guinea pig - he loves
them. The dandelion and chicory also produce edible flowers.
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