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Post  Old Hippie on 5/29/2011, 3:55 pm

Death to the "Pis en Lit!" Going out to dig dandelions. It is gorgeous outside today.

Oh yeah......Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend all you American gardeners.

Gwynn


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Post  boffer on 5/29/2011, 5:19 pm

Nature Watch Fun Facts wrote:...Dandelions...The other French name for this plant is pis-en-lit, in English this means wet the bed....

Alrighty then...I think I'll just pass that one by... rofl


Thanks, O.H. Memorial Day parades used to be common. It has become difficult to find even a ceremony these days.......
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Post  Furbalsmom on 5/29/2011, 6:48 pm

Local parade Sat 5/28, and my little town does put up flags along the two main streets.
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Post  Blackrose on 5/29/2011, 6:50 pm

@boffer wrote:
Nature Watch Fun Facts wrote:...Dandelions...The other French name for this plant is pis-en-lit, in English this means wet the bed....

Alrighty then...I think I'll just pass that one by... rofl

Are you feeling ok boffer? That's not like you! Razz
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Post  Old Hippie on 5/29/2011, 6:50 pm

@boffer wrote:
Nature Watch Fun Facts wrote:...Dandelions...The other French name for this plant is pis-en-lit, in English this means wet the bed....

Alrighty then...I think I'll just pass that one by...



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Post  Blackrose on 5/29/2011, 6:52 pm

By the way Gwynn... My DH used white vinegar in a spray bottle to kill our dandelions. Just sprayed it right into the middle of the base of each plant. Worked like a charm. There were some brown patches on the lawn for about a week until the grass recovered, but we definitely do not have as many dandelions on our front lawn. Smile
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Post  Old Hippie on 5/29/2011, 7:03 pm

Just plain white vinegar or did he use pickling vinegar? I will give that a try for sure.

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Post  Blackrose on 5/29/2011, 7:26 pm

@Old Hippie wrote:Just plain white vinegar or did he use pickling vinegar? I will give that a try for sure.

Gwynn

Plain white vinegar and he just informed me, a little bit of dish soap
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Post  NHGardener on 5/29/2011, 7:38 pm

@Blackrose wrote:By the way Gwynn... My DH used white vinegar in a spray bottle to kill our dandelions. Just sprayed it right into the middle of the base of each plant. Worked like a charm. There were some brown patches on the lawn for about a week until the grass recovered, but we definitely do not have as many dandelions on our front lawn. Smile

WHAT?!? You mean it's that easy and I never knew it?

I was absolutely besieged by dandelions this year. Fuzz got all over my beds. We put a ton of woodchips down, and my husband advised putting tarps on top of the chips to kill anything that might try to poke thru. (Which they are.)

Forget that. I'm going out there with vinegar spray.
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Post  Goosegirl on 5/29/2011, 10:48 pm

@Blackrose wrote:By the way Gwynn... My DH used white vinegar in a spray bottle to kill our dandelions. Just sprayed it right into the middle of the base of each plant. Worked like a charm. There were some brown patches on the lawn for about a week until the grass recovered, but we definitely do not have as many dandelions on our front lawn. Smile

This is exactly what I did this year. Bye bye dandelions! Now, if the neighbor would just let me do their yard.....(no fences, seeds blow in freely)
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Post  CindiLou on 5/29/2011, 11:43 pm

No one is spraying my dandelions! They are not weeds No I make dandelion jelly and my sister makes dandelion wine and we eat the greens in salads and feed them to pets. Grandkids make necklaces and my youngest one loves to blow the tops! And give NaNa a yellow nose! Yup, dandelions rule!


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Post  CindiLou on 5/30/2011, 12:07 am

Oh Yea! Oh Yea! Sorry, I know most don't like dandelions. You should be around when our neighbor and I get fussed at by the other neighbor about the creeping charlie! We laugh and talk about how we know he lays awake at night just listening to it creep closer oh my I am a mean gardener!

I forgot about the roots for coffee...***note to self, go dig some up tomorrow, leaves to gerbil and roast the root***

Thanks middlemamma! I forgot about that thread!
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Post  shannon1 on 5/30/2011, 2:35 am

@CindiLou wrote:No one is spraying my dandelions! They are not weeds No I make dandelion jelly and my sister makes dandelion wine and we eat the greens in salads and feed them to pets. Grandkids make necklaces and my youngest one loves to blow the tops! And give NaNa a yellow nose! Yup, dandelions rule!
Yep eat them.
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Post  Goosegirl on 5/30/2011, 7:56 am

I haven't sprayed ALL of my dandelions - I have left a few for eating and for making skin potions. Dandelion leaves steeped in oil makes a great agespot skin-lightening moisturizer. I have a 'dandy' little crop of organic dandies!
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Post  NHGardener on 5/30/2011, 11:21 am

Wow - You all are making me look at my dandelions in a new light - haha. I do love their yellow, but I don't like their fuzz in my garden beds, threatening to take root over my veggies. Plus we can't eat them because my husband is allergic to grass, and for some reason dandelion greens set him off too - must be the same family. I'm only spraying the dandelions in my bed area.

As you can see from this photo before we put chips down:

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