When you see a patch of that most invasive garlic mustard in your lawn, what do you do with it? Perhaps you rip it out by the roots and toss it in a heap to dry out and blow away. Perhaps you put it in a plastic bag to let it rot. Here are a couple of other suggestions you may want to try.
- Strip off the leaves and add them to your tossed salad.
- Chop leaves and stems and add to soups or stews.
- Grate the roots and marinate them in vinegar to barely cover. Use as you would horseradish.
While others are poisoning their lawns trying to rid them of dandelions, you could do yourself a favor and harvest them instead.
- Harvest the leaves to add a bitter note to your tossed salad.
- Dry the roots to make a medicinal tincture that’s great for “women’s issues.”
- Collect enough blossoms to make dandelion wine.
You can actually look forward to seeing those happy yellow blossoms appearing in the spring!