Considered a weed in some cases and acclaimed at other times as a valuable medicinal plant , the dandelion is one of the most contradictory plants, always hated by some and praised by others.
Multiple medicinal benefits
If you are one of those who want to take advantage of its many medicinal , food or cosmetic benefits , you know, do not hesitate and grow this very useful plant in your garden.
Of course, you will need to have a good garden since this specimen cannot be planted in pots or planters but on the ground, where it usually grows naturally. In this sense, the dandelion (or Taraxacum officinale) is not too demanding in terms of the terrain, in which we simply need good drainage and fertile, fresh and medium-textured soil.
When planting them you should do it in rows, leaving a distance of about 5-10 centimeters between specimens and about 2 or 3 millimeters deep , as the plant is quite small. After planting, you will have to regulate it subsequently for several days so that it begins to develop and appears about a week later. From then on, you should water it every two or three days, approximately.
As for other conditions, the dandelion should be in rather cool or temperate climates, although it adapts easily to most northern climates. Despite this, the plant needs sunlight to develop properly.
Although it usually blooms for most of the year, the collection takes place during the spring, when we must collect the leaves, wait for them to dry and then store them in small cloth bags. The roots are collected in late summer or early fall and stored in a tightly closed container.
Regarding the aesthetic point of view of your garden , the plant produces beautiful yellow wild-looking flowers.