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Re: Dandelion seeds, please!!

Post Number:#46  Unread postby skysthelimit » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:36 pm


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skysthelimit wrote:Oh I will. I have not seen a dandelion all summer. But most of this yard is either dog peed, graveled over or tilled over for my gardens, nothing that isn't cultivated by me survives very long.

You can't keep dandelions in neat rows.They don't behave that well. Just let them grow where they will in your garden would be my advice. They don't get tall enough to smother anything. Tilling doesn't kill dandelions. If you chop the root into pieces each piece is a new dandelion.



:) I mean the soil is rock hard clay or gravel, so if I don't provide a space for them, they won't pop up. The little lawn I have is surprisingly dandelion free, but it's also grass free, lol. The gravel is salted (vinegar) to keep it weed free. The garden spaces are tilled, and heavily mulched or covered fall and winter, to discourage weed growth. I would have to purposefully sow them in the garden, they don't grow wild around here. That comes from years and years of mowing and killing weeds to keep a weed free environment, before I had a use for them.
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Re: Dandelion seeds, please!!

Post Number:#47  Unread postby AmysMacdog » Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:22 pm


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AmysMacdog wrote:Wow Cowgirl! I have voles distroying my plants so fast I'm having trouble keeping up and your ripping them up and throwing them out! :shock: :shock: :o
Want some voles that really love dandelions? :twisted:
Be glad to send some :mrgreen: ;)


HAHA actualy that may be a good idea (espeshaly for my gma who doesnt have rabbits to help her out). I may talk to her and get back to you. Will they kill the grass?


They only tunnel threw my grass, they kill dandelions, swiss chard, parsley, sweet potato and baby zuchini plants. :x

Recently my dandelion plants began blooming and giving me new seeds that I was greatful to have. We've had so much rain I lost a bunch of plants. I found one wilted in wet ground, repotted it, now its growing back so apparrently in that spot they got too much rain. A bunch of beautiful seedlings sprouted up and a slug ate them! GRRRRR! I had them in a little greenhouse for some protection but slugs are everywhere with all this rain. Oh well plants are still blooming! I'll try again soon! :)

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Post Number:#48  Unread postby HoppinHalfPints » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:55 pm


Reading through this, now I want some dandelions! :lol: MSD, do you still have those French ones? I would love some seeds. :mrgreen:
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Post Number:#49  Unread postby akane » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:42 am


Even with mowing (sometimes my stepdad would mow the yard to the point he was mowing dust) there would still be dandelions everywhere. When we lived in town people would come to the door advertising to spray our dandelion filled yard and my mom was always like, why? Dandelions are no nuisance except to people who want pristine yards. I like my wild plant yards. The farmhouse next to wildlife land and long abandoned gardens was maybe 10% grass, again despite tons of mowing. Wild flowers were persistent and various forages carpeted the ground. We had this one plant I can't remember the name of that grew all over in areas nothing else would grow. It was some really aggressive weed but it stayed short and bloomed purple with tons of bees feeding off it. Still not something I'd call a nuisance and want to kill off. Did have to work a little hard to keep it out of the garden. Then my aunt had something she kept pulling out of her garden and composting that she called red root. Turns out it was purslane and perfectly edible. She destroyed pounds of it a year. I just don't understand why people want 100% uniform grass yards. All the other stuff is interesting and adds color. I keep telling my husband I'm just going to turn the entire yard in to a short growing meadow flower area or cover it in a durable creeping thyme. He's complaining he'll have to mow again.
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Re: Dandelion seeds, please!!

Post Number:#50  Unread postby HoppinHalfPints » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:53 am


akane wrote:Even with mowing (sometimes my stepdad would mow the yard to the point he was mowing dust) there would still be dandelions everywhere. When we lived in town people would come to the door advertising to spray our dandelion filled yard and my mom was always like, why? Dandelions are no nuisance except to people who want pristine yards. I like my wild plant yards. The farmhouse next to wildlife land and long abandoned gardens was maybe 10% grass, again despite tons of mowing. Wild flowers were persistent and various forages carpeted the ground. We had this one plant I can't remember the name of that grew all over in areas nothing else would grow. It was some really aggressive weed but it stayed short and bloomed purple with tons of bees feeding off it. Still not something I'd call a nuisance and want to kill off. Did have to work a little hard to keep it out of the garden. Then my aunt had something she kept pulling out of her garden and composting that she called red root. Turns out it was purslane and perfectly edible. She destroyed pounds of it a year. I just don't understand why people want 100% uniform grass yards. All the other stuff is interesting and adds color. I keep telling my husband I'm just going to turn the entire yard in to a short growing meadow flower area or cover it in a durable creeping thyme. He's complaining he'll have to mow again.


We don't have dandelions out now. :( The drought has killed off most of our front lawn, although there is some grass in the back. We actually are planning on seeding the back with a clover mix that we'll feed to the rabbits and chickens. My parents and I are also thinking about doing planter boxes in the front with all our vegetables, so the chickens and/or rabbits can't get to them.
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Post Number:#51  Unread postby dmirza » Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:59 pm


trinityoaks wrote:
RJ wrote:PM me your address. I'll mail some if I can get to them before the kids. We're already got some fluffy ones.

Wait...is it illegal to mail dandelions to Texas from Illinois? Hmm....

Definitely NOT against Texas law! The only state I would be concerned about in that regard would be California. They have weird agricultural laws. They have weird laws, period!



Don't know why California would care. We already have tons of them growing wild here. Quite a nuisance :-)
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Re: Dandelion seeds, please!!

Post Number:#52  Unread postby wamplercathy » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:55 am


OK. Wait one moment. :shock: Yall WANT dandelions??? :? We have spent hundreds of dollars over the years trying to get rid of them. Now that I'm getting rabbits I could see having some around, maybe. I don't know the laws involving dandelions but they could be an invasive species or not. I know that in some areas this is a big issue like Asian carp in the great lakes, kudzu in Indiana, pythons in Florida. Yall can probably name a few extra. But it is just a thought. I don't know why Texas doesn't have dandelions naturally but there might be a reason. Then again maybe not.

I'm just shocked that people would want them. Would go to the point of mailing the seeds across country. :shock: :shock:

:reading1: :reading2: I'm going to have to do some research. :P :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post Number:#53  Unread postby Susie570 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:29 am


Yeah, I can see that this is an old thread, but it's curious to me as well. The only thing in my lawn that I really don't like the crab grass :evil: that stuff is insidious. I love the pretty yellow dandelions when they come up (just started in fact) but I don't like ' the poofs' they turn into. We have thousands of them. No shortage of dandelions here.
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Post Number:#54  Unread postby lereg15 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:43 am


Our front yard alone has thousands of them, so if anybody still needs some, let me know.
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Post Number:#55  Unread postby Sagebrush » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:19 pm


I feed all my dandelions to my rabbits whenever I have a litter. Well now I am pulling them from my neighbors lawns as well..... they at least don't use pesticides just for this reason. :P My neighbors now call me "That Bunny Lady"

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Post Number:#56  Unread postby Zass » Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:46 pm


I think dandelions invaded just about everywhere Europeans settled long before laws to control such things were ever thought of.

They can be good food and medicine for both humans and rabbits. I personally like having them around.

My only problem is that there are never quite enough....

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Post Number:#57  Unread postby MaggieJ » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:17 pm


wamplercathy wrote:OK. Wait one moment. :shock: Yall WANT dandelions??? :? We have spent hundreds of dollars over the years trying to get rid of them. Now that I'm getting rabbits I could see having some around, maybe. I don't know the laws involving dandelions but they could be an invasive species or not. I know that in some areas this is a big issue like Asian carp in the great lakes, kudzu in Indiana, pythons in Florida. Yall can probably name a few extra. But it is just a thought. I don't know why Texas doesn't have dandelions naturally but there might be a reason. Then again maybe not.

I'm just shocked that people would want them. Would go to the point of mailing the seeds across country. :shock: :shock:

:reading1: :reading2: I'm going to have to do some research. :P :lol: :lol: :lol:

Think about it, Cathy. Dandelions are an invasive European species. Our domestic rabbits are descended from the wild European rabbit. What could be more natural than feeding our buns all those wonderful invasive weeds.

Take a look at the Safe Plants for Rabbits sticky. Most of the plants listed are European weeds. I love 'em!
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Post Number:#58  Unread postby Marinea » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:34 pm


I'm with Sagebrush and Zass...can't have enough dandelions. Then again, I actually bought seeds this year and am growing purposeful plantains. :)
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Post Number:#59  Unread postby akane » Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:24 pm


You can get a pound of dandelion seed online for like $400. :lol:
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Post Number:#60  Unread postby Susie570 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:52 pm


akane wrote:You can get a pound of dandelion seed online for like $400. :lol:


Sounds lucrative... hmmm
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