How to plant dandelion

 

 

Dandelion. Used like spinach and gives a heavy yield of greens under good conditions. Dandelion is not extensively grown in American gardens but seeds of improved and cultivated varieties may be bought from dealers. These varieties include Common French, French Broad Leaved, and Arlington Thick Leaved. Sow the seeds 1/2 inch deep in rows 18 inches apart and thin the plants to a spacing of 8 to 10 inches. Dandelion is a hardy, cool-climate plant, growing in almost any good garden soil, but in colder parts of the country should be mulched lightly with leaves or straw. Blanching by, covering with paper or by boards leaning together in an inverted V tenderises the leaves and improves the flavour.

 

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