Sunday, October 19, 2014
The TIme of Year for Digging Dandelions
It's time to dig dandelion roots again! I wrote about it here: Dandelion Coffee fourteen years ago! Since then, it's become
The Annual Dandelion Coffee Dig.
With the price of dandelion root coffee or tea, whatever you want to call it, I figure I've saved quite a bit. It's around $5 for 20 teabags. I can dig, clean and roast enough to make probably 200 teabags in one afternoon.
If my math is right, that's about $50 worth of dandelion tea. Maybe not killer wages but not too bad, either, and I don't have to worry about what else is in the dandelion root.
I don't poison or use artificial fertilizer on my backyard, so the dandelion roots there are safe. We had a mild summer with quite a bit of rain, so I'm looking forward to a big harvest this year.
If you've never tried it, give it a chance. The two links above explain the process.