he planted dandelion seeds

United States
July 29, 2008 2:59pm CST
my mom had an uncle that loved dandelion greens. he moved to a town where there were no dandelions. the town decided they didn't want dandelions in their town so they all joined together to rid the town of them successfully. so my mom's uncle used a seed catalog and ordered dandelion seeds and then planted them. the town was not happy with him. have you experienced anything like that?
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@lixiaos77 (1030)
• Shijiazhuang, China
1 Aug 08
I like dandelion very much. its flower is beautiful and i like to see dandelion in Spring. It decorate the green lawn and what a wonderful scenery!
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• United States
1 Aug 08
i do think that they are pretty. when i was a kid i considered them flowers. and an adult would correct me saying that they were weeds. but i thot they were pretty and still considered them flowers.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
20 Oct 08
That's cool. I have never heard of anything like that before. I didnt even know that you could buy dandelion seeds out of a catalogue. I love dandelions! You can make so many good things out of them. I especially love dandelion jam. I had a neighbor who would always make it. You should definitely try it if you ever get the chance.
• United States
20 Oct 08
hi sketch...i'd never knew that you could buy the seeds myself. i always took it for granted that there was no need to plant seeds since the dandelions were everywhere. and you've had jam made with dandelions? quite fascinating. my uncle would probably have loved that too. enjoy your delicacies.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
20 Oct 08
Dandelions :) - Dandelion flowers
Yeah actually I just found a site with all sorts of dandelion recipes. Most of it looks real good. Check it out. http://www.recipezaar.com/recipes.php?q=dandelion&ls=re
@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
20 Oct 08
Lol, cities, towns...silly things they can be sometime. What was their reasoning for wanting to completely get rid of dandelions? They don't hurt anything. Did they just not like the sight of them? O_o I just collected some dandelion seeds from our old place in the city because the people who had this new house of ours, here in the country, had used alot of chemicals to get rid of "weeds" and made the soil very poor. I love dandelions, and I love having a whole bunch of wild edible plants living in my lawn. I'm not much of one for the taste of dandelions myself...but I can candy the flowers (which're sweeter than the rest of the plant) so I insisted on collecting the seeds to grow some in the house before trying to plant them outside in the spring.
• United States
20 Oct 08
hi xparanoiax...i figured the town wanted pure green grass without the yellow dandelions multiplying. tho personally i've always liked them. candied sounds delicious. and it is fascinating to have edible plants in one's yard. happy growing to you.
@dawnyiyi (24)
• China
2 Aug 08
i love dandelion,it is so beautiful when it is under the camera lens,i even think it as the most beautiful flowers(regardless whether it is flower or not ^ ; ^). my dream is that i can have a farm,i can plant anything i like,and lived with my dog...how happy it is.
• United States
2 Aug 08
that's beautiful. :D i also like the way they feel, they are soft while yellow, and so fun to blow when they are white and fluffy. your farm sounds nice too. to your dream.
• Lubbock, Texas
29 Jul 08
Yea for your uncle!!! No I haven't experienced anything like that. Fortunately I live in a semi rural area. My front yard is solid dandelions in the spring if we have some rain. I love the flowers, and leaves to eat and dig some roots and leaves in the fall to make dandelion vinegar. Dandelions are my friends! If my neighbors don't like it sorry about that.
• United States
29 Jul 08
LOL for your remark. i had to laugh when my mom told me. and you like the greens too, so did my dad. it's great they are good for some people to eat. and they are not hard to grow. no effort at all. enjoy your greens.
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