Is Dandelion edible? Dandelion Salad Recipe : GF Video

You can eat what most people call a weed. Dandelion.

Here is another foraging video we did on how to harvest and cook dandelion.

Wikipedia has some good info on dandelion, though I don’t agree you have to always cook it down before eating. There are plenty of us who like it raw. If you like mustard greens, you’ll like dandelion.

You can grow it in your garden, it will last longer into the summer than most any other green. I think the horticultural version is milder, and I prefer the wild version. I was walking around the barn this weekend looking for dandelion, there is still a bunch of it around depsite the record heat wave. Dandelion starts growing early in the spring, flowers and quickly goes to seed. Dandelion then pops up again in the fall, so keep an eye out for it all through the growing season. You can even grow it in a cold frame or hoop house. Click these to see our how to build a hoop house and cold frame videos

Don’t harvest it from roadside areas or where your dogs like to hang out. 10-4?

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  1. says

    This encourages me to get pulling dandelions from our lawn. I have never allowed any kind of chemical to be used on our lawn in years, so we get a lot of them. We have eaten them in the past, but this recipe encourages me to get bac into trying them again. Thanks. :)

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