Friend or Foe ?

Friend or Foe ?

One stiff gust of wind will launch dozens of these seeds out into the world, some of them may settle into a garden or lawn where they may not be welcome. According to the website “Herbicides account for the highest usage of pesticides in the home and garden sector with over 90 million pounds applied on lawns and gardens per year.” That is a lot of herbicide ! Maybe your lawn doesn’t have to look like a golf course ? The Dandelion ( Taraxcum officinale ) has been used medicinally, as a vitamin rich food, a dye plant, a wine ingredient, and a herbal fertilizer for 100’s of years.