4 Easy Ways to Use Dandelions

If you can’t beat them… eat them.

  1. Martha Stewart’s Dandelion Jelly – with only 5 ingredients you can get rid of an entire yard full of dandelions and eat it with your toast every morning.
  2. Raw or Boiled Dandelion Greens – Cooked or uncooked, but either way washed thoroughly, the greens contain significant amounts of fiber, protein, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, and K, folic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, and zinc! It’s like a multi-vitamin in a weed or kale but free…
  3. Eat Your Flowers – Most people don’t realize you can also eat the sweet dandelion flowers raw or make them into a light tea. Remove the green leaves still attached to the flower head for the best taste.
  4. Let the Yard Eat Your Flowers – Make a weed tea for your soil to return the nutrients without re-seeding by putting your pulled weeds into a cheesecloth sack (or other permeable material) and let it sit in water for 2-4 weeks. More information on natural fertilizer here.

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