We are always on the lookout for something new in the seed and plant catalogues and whilst browsing the Organic Gardening catalogue I noticed Dandelion seeds in the herb section.
Whilst I appreciate that these are cultivated, organic seeds, I found it amusing that I could buy seeds for something which grows quite readily in my garden without being invited.
Don’t be too keen on eradicating this perennial stalwart though. The humble Dandelion has been used as a herbal medicine for many centuries and was a staple of our Druid ancestors.
The young leaves and flowers can be used in salads and all parts of the dandelion can be used to make a refreshing tea. The plant is rich in many essential vitamins and minerals.