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  •  Good lord, that burdock stuff is all over the (3+ / 0-)

    back corner of my yard, and I spent a ton of time trying to kill it.  (Manually, not with poisons.)

    I'll have to wait til the fall and try to harvest some instead this year.

    Bah. Typoed during acct creation. It's Ezekiel 23:20

    by Ezekial 23 20 on Sun May 24, 2009 at 06:51:33 PM PDT

    •  If you have any that's not flowering yet, (1+ / 0-)
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      you could certainly try digging up the roots now. I harvested some just a week ago, and it was fine and tasty. The worst that might happen is that they might be too small or a bit woody.

      I love it when someone recognizes that something they've been fighting against is good to eat.

      If you try it, come back and let me know how it went!

      "You guys don't understand. You've already lost. My generation doesn't care."--Kate Gronstal, on marriage equality

      by wide eyed lib on Sun May 24, 2009 at 07:02:17 PM PDT

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      •  Just got little ones now (2+ / 0-)
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        under the apple trees and the raspberry bushes and behind the shed.  Takes it much of the summer to grow out the 2 ft leaves.

        Bah. Typoed during acct creation. It's Ezekiel 23:20

        by Ezekial 23 20 on Sun May 24, 2009 at 07:13:04 PM PDT

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        •  And all the while it's doing that, (1+ / 0-)
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          it's taking the carbohydrate from the taproot to fuel the growth. So if you suspect any of those plants are 2nd year growth, now's the time to dig. Fall's good, too, but anytime in Spring before the flower stalk appears is the best time for 2nd year growth.

          "You guys don't understand. You've already lost. My generation doesn't care."--Kate Gronstal, on marriage equality

          by wide eyed lib on Sun May 24, 2009 at 07:18:07 PM PDT

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