This evening I went down to my garden to pull a few weeds after the bees and yellow jackets had gone on home. Things look pretty grassy in the garden for now but I was able to pull up a few useful herbs that I can eat and use for medicine.
I pulled some large leafy dandelion leaves and roots. I will add these to salads and smoothies for a potent source of vitamins and minerals. Just one cup of these leaves chopped is 112% of your daily vitamin A, 32% vitamin C and a whopping 535% of your daily vitamin K!! And this is a prolific weed! The flowers even taste good battered and fried in butter, drizzled with raw honey. We did that one evening this spring. (Don't eat too much of the flowers... They can have a laxative effect! Oops.)