Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale): Images

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June 28, 2009 Southeastern New Hampshire Most flowers gone. Leaves tough and bitter. Notice purplish veins.
May 10, 2010 Southeastern New Hampshire Dug up a couple of dandelion roots for tea. Washed. Dried in oven at 175 degrees until the pieces were brittle (approximately 6 hours). Decided not to roast the roots at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes. I like the tea better with unroasted roots. Roasting the root makes the tea taste more like coffee.
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September 27, 2010 Southeastern New Hampshire Flowers gone. Leaves tough and bitter. Notice purplish veins.
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April 9, 2012 Southeastern New Hampshire
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May 14, 2014 Southeastern, Connecticut