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Tips & info on maintaining your Connecticut home and living comfortably
May 2009
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Spotlight On
A Weed Loved & Hated, the Dandelion

  • Make great salad greens if grown organically
  • The French brought dandelions to Canada in the 1700 to grow in gardens for greens and to make wine (they spread from there)
  • The roots are roasted and used to make coffee substitutes
  • Dandelions are important to bee populations as they are among the earliest and most consistent bloomers from early spring through late fall
  • They originated in Asia and are a kind of sunflower

Additional Resources:

Turbo Weed Twister

The Dandelion Terminator
This handy tool is currently being redesigned and should be back on the market sometime in 2009. It attaches to your power hand drill which you use to instantly annihilate the dandelions growing in your yard. Weeding with power tools is always fun!

Burnout – Organic Weed Killer




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Article Quick Links:
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Do It Yourself
Fixing Leaky Basements in Spring
Basements in Spring

Garden Quick List
Pruning Spring Flowering Shrubs & Ornamentals
Article: Pruning Spring Flowering Shrubs & Ornamentals

Go Green
Easy Organic Lawn Care
Article - Easy Organic Lawn Care

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