That's what I said until I bought a bunch from the local green-grocers and
tasted the salad they make. From now on, I forage. (Actually, since they
come up from hardy roots, I can't call it foraging because I already know
where the good ones are growing. From now on, it's called 'harvesting'.
These are dandelion with leaves nearly 12" long that have not put up a seed
stalk yet. My information is that they get bitter after the seed stalk
Zone 5b (Detroit, MI)
I do not post my address to news groups.
I'd certainly start harvesting. I read somewhere (can't quite pull where
out of my addled brain) that bolting has less to do with heat and more with
light. You might want to try that on one or two heads, consider putting a
paper bag over them after an hour or two of morning sun. Might work, might
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