DandelionDandelion is a perennial plant that grows 4-6 inches in height. True (wild) dandelions, different from Italian dandelions, are entirely edible with green leaves, stems, and nectar-sweet bright yellow flowers. True Wild Dandelion green leaves and bright yellow flowers can be harvested towards late spring, summer, or fall. However, you can pick the green leaves and flowers of sweet nectar early in the season. Dandelion roots are rich in nutrients, and their greens are rich in vitamins A, C, K, and E.
How to grow Dandelion from the seeds:
- Sowing: Sow directly in early spring, sowing seeds 1/4 "into loose soil. The soil should be slightly damp until the dandelions sprout.
- Plant Spacing: 1″.
- Growing of Dandelion: These plants prefer fertile soil, but they are also good at expanding on any other. Remove weeds around the seedlings, maintain constant soil moisture. Mature plants tolerate drought well.
- Dandelion Soil Requirements for: Rich, slightly acidic, and well-drained.
- Dandelion Seeds Days to Germination: 7-21 days.
- Light Preference of Dandelion: Full sun to partial shade.
- Life Cycle of Dandelion: Perennial.
- How and when to Harvest Dandelion: Cut the young, tender leaves for use as fresh herbs. Store in the refrigerator for several days. Freezing and drying are not recommended, as this will lead to a loss of taste. The beneficial dandelion root can be harvested anytime after four months of growth until the ground is frozen.
- Dandelion Days to Maturity: 40-50 days
- Dandelion's Seed Saving: When the flowers dry on the plant and turn into dry seed heads, pluck them and dry them for a few days. Crush the seed heads and separate the seed from the chaff. Stоre the seeds in a cool, dry place.
- Latin Name: Taraxacum
- Species Origin: Eurasia
- Type: Garden Flowers
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
- US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast
- Seeds per Ounce: 27,000
- Stratification: No Stratification
- Germination Ease: No Stratification
- Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun
- Height: 36 Inches
- Color: Yellow