This year I am trying the Salad Gathering Method of Dandelion Control. I strolled the yard, pulling every young dandelion I saw, and in a few minutes had a hatful. I pulled off the tender leaves, discarding stems and roots onto the compost pile. The leaves I rinse and eat, perhaps in a green salad, perhaps added to another dish such as steamed veggies.
- Dandelion leaves have a very good nutritional profile
- The taste and texture was a nice contrast to the edamame; they would also serve well in an ordinary green salad
- Cost: free!
- I wanted to remove them from the yard anyway, so the amount of work involved is negligible.