While de-weeding dandelions from our yard this week, it got me thinking. Dandelions seem to be everywhere and they are tricky to get rid of.
Why? They have strong, deep roots that stretch way down into the soil. If you simply lop off the tops of these weeds, they quickly grow back.
They also have a really great way to disperse their seeds. When the plant reaches maturity, the dandelion flower turns into pappi, the cotton seeds you see that blow away, and these cotton seeds are what create new dandelions once they land.Read more on themighty.com