creating a dandelion patch

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  1. tantric

    tantric New Seed

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    does anyone here remember the comic strip 'Bloom County'?
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    i'd like a secluded area, maybe 15'x15' or less with trees on at least one side and bordered by rocks all around. the primary use would be pet cemetery, though not creepy at all. i really want to be able to knee down, facing the sun and fall backwards and watch the explosion of puffs rise into the sky...
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    there are a few cultivars, all for edibility. i want colors - not the flowers, but the pappus. wouldn't it be nice to have them in green and yellow, too? wikipedia talks about hundreds of microspecies.

    so, any thoughts?
     
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  3. Tooty2shoes

    Tooty2shoes Hardy Maple

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    Yummy. Sounds like a great idea. I would put in some chickweed and you would have a delicious and nutritious salad.
     
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    I love the idea and hope to see photos. I agree on adding chickweed.
     
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    I just visioned falling into a patch of dandelion seed heads. Now I want one! I think it's a lovely idea.
     



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  6. mart

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    Nice idea but don`t take a deep breath when you fall back into dandelions. All those tiny seeds will be up your nose.
    My hubby had a problem with out car getting hot. Its a Lincoln and only a few years old but just out of warranty,, Of course.
    He took it to the dealer to see what was wrong with it. When it was fixed he asked what the problem had been. He had driven in a friends pasture a few days before that was loaded with dandelions. Dandelion seed had completely covered the front of the radiator causing the air flow to be restricted. Cost $124. for something he could have fixed in 15 minutes using a water hose and power nozzle.
     
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    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    A 15'x15' dandelion patch. My Alice would love to live in that piece of land. That's her favorite food....
     
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    We have a dandelion patch--it's called our front yard, back yard, pasture, barn lot and spots in between. I do gather the blossoms and give them to the hens--they like dandelions as much as Alice does!
     
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    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Yes, our chickens love all the greens that come out of our yard. They used to get all the clippings until our grass catcher rotted away. I need to get new ones for next year. The chickens will have to share....
     

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