When I went out to the compost pile today, I saw tiny green leaves poking out of the ground:
I know the dandelion's really a weed. However, since it's been years since we've applied fertilizer or weed killer to the yard, last summer I experimented with 'harvesting' it and other weedy greens and plants. I'm looking forward to continuing the practice this year.
Once I started looking closely around the yard I saw tiny dandelions popping up in several places. I grabbed a shovel and dug some of them out. I also scooped up some day lily shoots that were growing in the wrong place, and a few wild violet shoots. (I could have had handfuls of chickweed, but I don't really enjoy it-it tastes too grassy to me.)
I brought my greens inside and washed them in several changes of water, then chopped them up. I cooked them and added them (along with some other vegetables) to a bowl of rice and beans for lunch. The greens added a nice fresh taste of spring.
Five years ago today: Get A Job!