I am at a point where my winter greens have all bolted (not going to seed just yet, flowers barely opened) and my spring/summer greens are still too immature to harvest.
There is a large patch of dandelions growing in the alley out from under a neighbor's fence that is looking pretty good right about now! I've been giving them the ocassional can of water and even gave them a healthy dose of fish emulsion once. They're getting down right huge now and are starting to bud, but have not yet flowered.
I have never intentionally grown dandelions and don't know what I am doing. Can I eat any old kind of dandelion green, or only specific kinds? I don't want to poison my family! Do I need to pick the greens before they flower? Should I be doing anything special to care for these plants?