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Dandelion

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Description

Roots and leaves are both culinary and medicinal. This cultivated strain has tender fleshy dark green leaves that can be boiled as a green vegetable or used fresh in a salad. The roots can be roasted in the oven until crisp and ground up as a coffee substitute.Known as Pu-gong-ying in China it is used there as a blood cleanser, blood sugar balancer, diuretic and liver stimulant. Easy to grow.

Maturity 95 days from direct sowing.

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4720

Taraxacum officinale

Information

OPTIMUM SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION DAYS TO GERMINATION HEIGHT DISTANCE APART TO PLANT SEEDLINGS WHEN TO SOW NUMBER OF SEEDS PER PACKET PREFERRED GROWING METHOD BEST USE
15-25 7-21 30cm-icon 30cm 10cm-icon 10cm 1.2.3 1500 Direct Sow-icon Direct Sow Culinary/Medicinal-icon Culinary/Medicinal

KEY to WHEN TO SOW

  1 Early Spring 2 Late Spring &
Early Summer
3 Late Summer &
Early Autumn

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