23 April 2013

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Although this weed is considered particularly annoying, did you know:

  • In the 1800’s people would pull grass out to allow more room for weeds in their yards such as dandelion?
  • Dandelions have the longest flowering season of any flower
  • While open in the day, dandelions close at night
  • Every part of the dandelion can be used: food (leaves), medicine (stem), dye (yellow petals)
  • Seeds carry as far as 5 miles before they land and immediately re-root themselves
  • They love in low nitrogen grass free zones, they can be killed organically by using fertilizer rich in nitrogen.  Nitrogen rich fertilizers  are organic in nature.
  • When dandelions begin to flower, the nectar and pollen for the bees is available and we know that honey bee season is close!

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One response on “Dandelion 101

  1. […] CMG is NOT an effective weed control solution if you live in Connecticut. The old fashion hand pulling of weeds or spot spraying for weeds is the best bet once you ensure that your soil has the right nutrients. Often times soil lacks in certain compounds which open the door to weeds. […]

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