dandelion greens?

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dandelion greens?

Postby Sammy28 » Fri May 01, 2009 6:47 pm

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I'm not sure if I'm just being too literal, but when saying dandelion greens, you're talking about the dandelion flowers leaves? the weeds?
I don't know of anywhere that sells them at least, and I don't think I should pick dandelions in case they were sprayed.

anyone care to guide my confused mind?

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Re: dandelion greens?

Postby herpfreak » Fri May 01, 2009 7:58 pm

lol, that's actually a really good question. I think it's the weed part.

Not sure where to buy them. I don't think I'd risk picking them either unless I was positive there weren't any pesticides sprayed in the area.
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Postby Neromom39 » Fri May 01, 2009 8:13 pm

Have you tried a farmer's market maybe? I have noticed that several of the grocery stores in my area (So Cal) have started carrying them. And I know that organic food stores carry them as well.

Unless you know for sure that the area has not been sprayed with pesticides, I would not pick the wild ones. And I believe the flowers can be eaten as well.
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Postby MeatHead » Fri May 01, 2009 8:28 pm

From what I have heard the whole thing can be eaten, weed and flower. Meat Head LOVES them, she just inhales them. lol
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Postby IcyGoats » Sun May 03, 2009 4:08 pm

When you say "area", how large a space are we talking? I have a garden full of them that has never been sprayed in all the 17 years I've lived here, although, there are crop fields around 50-100 yards away from my garden. Will this pose any kind of risk?
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Postby Neromom39 » Sun May 03, 2009 5:35 pm

Dandelions are considered weeds. So if they are growing in your yard and not dying (they look healthy), then I would guess they are OK to eat. I would of course be extra diligent in washing them and making sure that they didn't have anything on them.
I just picked some up yesterday for my 3 and they love them (our yard is treated so we don't have any wild ones, so the grocery store is my only option).
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Postby turkeybird » Sun May 03, 2009 5:42 pm

We buy ours at a small, organic market. Zilla LOVES them. A great staple in his diet.


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Re: dandelion greens?

Postby dawn8787 » Mon May 04, 2009 10:29 am

I have a friend with a beardie who feeds the yellow tops to his dragon. The dragon loves them, but again, make sure they have never been sprayed with herbicides. My friend picks them from his yard.
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Postby KayJay93 » Sun May 10, 2009 1:04 pm

I get them from my back garden, living in England you get tonnes of em xD
The one weed you actually want in your garden tbh :D

(Don't worry, no pesticides go on my garden and i thoroughly wash them and all that lot :P)
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Postby Ethelia » Mon May 11, 2009 2:07 am

KayJay93 wrote:I get them from my back garden, living in England you get tonnes of em xD
The one weed you actually want in your garden tbh :D


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Unfortunatly my father is somewhat prehistoric and has banned me from keeping "bloody weeds in the bloody fridge" but they seem to keep until I return home to my dragons the nesxt day.
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Postby shocka2430 » Mon May 11, 2009 4:59 am

I was wondering where people were getting them too. Guess I got some plucking and washin 2 do when I get back home. Them things grow loke crazy in east tennessee.
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