weeds? nawww!!

this year, i am making my first attempt at a vegetable garden. i planted blue berry bushes, broccoli, spinach, and tomatoes. i have also been replanting dandelions and their seeds.

yup– dandelions!

i have made three batches of dandelion tea and have eaten the leaves too. delish! the tea actually tastes like celery. so i have reserved two sections of the yard for dandelions only.

there is a house on south 61st and ryan st whose whole front lawn is loaded with dandelions. all of those yellow flowers together look beautiful. i am actually jealous and also considering replanting the dandy seeds in our lawn. it’ll be less mowing too!

there’s the old saying, “if life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” so, my riff on it is, “if your yard gives you dandelions, replant them so you can make more salads and tea!” (as well as have more flowers in your garden!)


  1. Dandelion tea sounds interesting. I’d never think to do that! Hope you enjoy the “fruits” of your garden this year!
    Happy planting!


  2. beccamac2001 says:

    Dandelions are amazing! The first 🐝 food of the year, great for tea and the greens are awesome. They sell the greens in grocery stores. Plus…they are beautiful!


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