DANDELION, RED RIB

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Red Rib leaves and buds can be consumed
as a wine or a tea or eaten as a salad raw or
blanched. They grow well in shaded sun.

The leaves are milder in flavour whe grown in
shade or blanched before picking. The roots when
roasten and ground make a delicious coffee like
substitute when percolated. The roots are well
regarded for bringing nutrients from deep in the
soil to the surface once again.

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Taraxacum officinale

Red Rib leaves and buds can be consumed
as a wine or a tea or eaten as a salad raw or
blanched. They grow well in shaded and also full
sun. The leaves are milder in flavour whe grown in
shade or blanched before picking. The roots when
roasten and ground make a delicious coffee like
substitute when percolated. The roots are well
regarded for bringing nutrients from deep in the
soil to the surface once again. Dandelions are rich
in many vitamins, particularly Vitamins A, C, and K.
They also contain significant amounts of calcium,
potassium, iron and manganese. Historically it
was prized for a variety of medical problems.
Harvest the seeds when they have mostly turned a
brown colour. They can then be spread on trays
and dried further where they are not in direct sunlight.
The plant can reach over a meter in height.
It is best grown in full sun with wind protection
and well drained soil. It is a short term perrenial
plant. Direct sow seeds 2mm deep in spring to
early autumn into well prepared soil, enriched with
plenty of organic matter. Space plants 25cm apart.
Liquid fertilise every two to three weeks

QTY 200 seeds

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