Just keeping it real, folks… I’ve yet to do a big spring clean of my garden. It still pretty much looks exactly like I reported a few weeks ago. My husband and I have plans to get the compost added tomorrow, so I’m hoping to make some progress really soon.
In the meantime, though, I couldn’t help but notice a nice lil’ bunch of dandelions growing in my garden beds. Not one to turn down a free lunch, I grabbed my rain boots and shovel and went to work this morning.
I know those dandelion taproots get a bad rap, but they are wonderfully nutritious and make the most delicious roasted tea!
After about 10 minutes’ time, I had a nice little colander’s worth. It’s been raining in my neck of the woods, which I think makes it a bit easier to dig them out without damaging the roots.
While out there, I noticed that some of my perennials were starting to wake up, thanks to the nice spring weather. If you only have annuals in your garden, make it a goal to add some perennials! They are great money-savers as they keep coming back year after year!
Next, I brought the dandelions into the kitchen to process. It’s nice to have a big clean sink to work with as these can get quite messy.