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Old 01-25-2020, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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I loved my grandmother's recipe for dandelions. she made them with a bacon dressing sweet and sour sauce and I would wolf those down every time. To bad I don't have the recipe!
Yum. We always would just saute them in olive oil with garlic. Sometimes add cannelini beans to that. I love them raw in a salad. I can’t seem to find them early enough to dig here in South Louisiana though, and I miss them!

Sorry OP, not trying to hijack your topic!
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Old 01-25-2020, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Yum. We always would just saute them in olive oil with garlic. Sometimes add cannelini beans to that. I love them raw in a salad. I can’t seem to find them early enough to dig here in South Louisiana though, and I miss them!

Sorry OP, not trying to hijack your topic!
I don't have my grandmother anymore or her recipe; but I did find this one: https://www.bigoven.com/recipe/hot-s...ressing/139021. If we can get the OP to enjoy their dandelions maybe they will not have a problem! Sorry OP!
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Old 01-25-2020, 08:46 AM
 
Location: West Coast U.S.A.
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I'm a big fan of the tool. I had red clay soil and found it especially effective after a good rain. Long tap roots would slide out intact. It does take a bit of practice.
Truth. Even in rocky, gravely soil (up to a point, that is). The grandpa weeders sometimes only get part of the root in gravely soil, but the Weed Zinger types do better. I don't know about those Fiskars though. Plastic? Why? This is a garden tool.

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When we bought our property, it was left un mowed. Grass was waist tall. When we mowed it, we found "plates" of dandelions, several feet wide clusters, all over the grass.
We tried this and that, wife was trying to poke them out...on an acre lot. Right.
then, she bought that tool I mentioned. That was it. I'd come back from work, get out of car, grab it and go through the lot, in about 4 feet wide strips. Will take about 30 min a strip. Indeed, very calming thing to do.
That was it. In about a month, I got it all. After that, it was simple maintenance.
This is me. Half an hour to an hour every few days, outdoors and listening to the birds, so peaceful. I don't know about a whole acre though!
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Old 01-25-2020, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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DH uses a granular weed and feed on our grass and we never have dandelions.
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Old 01-25-2020, 09:57 AM
 
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My lawn gets the occasional dandelion and I shoot it with Roundup directly into the yellow flower, whereupon it dies completely within one day.
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Old Today, 06:40 PM
 
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just got grandpa weeder and it really does work - we have clay soil here in central texas - the only thing is talking my wife to walk along with the trash can!
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