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Old 06-03-2019, 01:44 PM
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Apparently dandelions are a very useful plant

Below are links to a youtube video on the Dandelion

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Forage is where you find it.

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They are the first fresh vegetable available in the spring. Not tried them much myself.
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Very useful.

The whole plant is edible. The greens are best when it is a young plant, otherwise they are bitter (but still edible).

The flowers can be used to make jelly. Sometimes you can find some at stores that sell home made jellies.

Though I have not tried it, I'm told the root can be ground up and dried, and makes a passable coffee substitute.

One other note: their roots go very deep, sometimes 50 feet, which brings nutrients to the surface from far below.
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In addition to Dandelions we have Purslane and Broad-leaf Plantain.

good article on edible weeds: https://www.livescience.com/15322-he...ard-weeds.html
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When my granddaughter brings me a bouquet of dandelions I always eat them and she gets a big kick out of it.
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Here's what's important if you actually want to survive on them and not use them as a novelty food.



If you're eating nothing but Dandelion Greens you'll need at least 60 cups per person per day.
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First time I tried em I was 13. Early spring before they go bitter.
I tried all North American edibles while I was in my teens.

Endive. Cold salad greens (dandelion) with chunks of hard boiled egg.
My aunts made it, a staple. Gotta be a Deutschland thing.
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There is plenty of them, in my neck of the woods . I have eaten them in the past , they are a little bitter .
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