DANDELION Taraxacum officinale is a cultivated strain with tender green leaves. It can be used as a green vegetable (like spinach) for boiling or in a salad. Its roots are a popular substitute for coffee by roasting in an oven until crisp and then grinding.
Grows to a height of 10 - 30cm.
Medicinally, dandelion has been used for many centuries to treat infections, liver and kidney ailments. It is also known as the first choice of food for bees.
Part or full sun, moist soil
Sow in Spring and Summer
20 seeds per packet