Name: Taraxacum officinale/Dandelion
Quantity: 1000 Bulk Seeds
Height: around 15cm
Description: Most people think of dandelions as those annoying weeds that invade our lawns every spring, summer and fall. However, many people eat dandelion greens and flowers. Garden retailers are now selling dandelion seeds to grow for a tasty addition to any salad.
How to grow: Dandelion requires a long growing season and develops best at low temperatures. Sow seeds 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep in May to early summer and thin seedlings to 8 to 12 inches apart in the row. The plants form a rosette of leaves and overwinter in the garden. They will grow in any well-drained garden soil. A polyethylene tunnel can be placed over the row to force growth for late winter or early spring cutting. Dandelions can be grown in the garden and should be treated similar to lettuce. If grown for a fall crop it should be planted in mid-summer. Dandelion is a perennial and can become a problem in gardens if allowed to grow unchecked.