The dandelions have nearly undone my husband this year. Every weekend, he claims there must be "some chemical-free way to kill those things
." I keep reminding him that in another month, it'll be so hot and dry that even our lawn won't grow, let alone the dandelions. My laissez-faire approach doesn't appeal to him, apparently.
Dandelions don't have to be just an annoying weed in your perfect (or less than perfect, in our case) lawn. They can also be dinner. They're tasty in salads, soups, wine, even coffee,
and the heads and stems are also edible. Dandelions are just one of several weeds you can have for lunch, according to Gomestic
(who will explain exactly how to prepare each one). I'll share the others with you after the break.
- Stinging Nettle
Keep in mind that if you've been using chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides on your lawn, then it's probably not safe for you to eat what weeds you do have left. In addition, some of these weeds may be invasive, so planting them intentionally isn't really a good idea either. But if you have one of these six weeds taking over an area of your yard, you might as well do something useful with them...right?