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Dandelion [Taraxacum officinale]

Dandelion [Taraxacum officinale]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to achieve it again and again.

Shipping and pick-up information

Shipping
We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

After you have completed your order with payment, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with your tracking number.


Abholung
You can pick up your order at any time from 12 noon to 8 pm or by appointment with us on site or at the markets we visit.

Simply enter the desired market to pick up in the comment box in the shopping cart.

You can find the markets in the menu on our website or at this link: https://www.benjis.net/pages/market-dates

The dandelion is a very old perennial, versatile and edible wild salad and medicinal plant that originally comes from western Asia and Europe. Thanks to human intervention, it is now widespread in the northern hemisphere. For centuries, people have been using the diuretic and bilious medicinal plant in the kitchen and for folk medicinal purposes, such as detoxification. In addition to the bitter taste of the leaves, it has a white bitter milky sap in the stem. It forms deeply cut leaves that can be tied together in spring for bleaching, which then taste much more delicate and milder. The flowers make delicious honey or roots can be roasted like coffee.

General information
Plant family: Asteraceae
Life Cycle: Perennial
Days to harvest: 70 days
Plant height approx.: 40 cm
Root Type: Deep Root
Nutrient requirements: Weak Eaters
Water Requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to-15 °C
Location: Sunny until semi shady
Floor: Pervious, moist, loamy, Humos

PH: 5.5 to 7.5

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Light germ
Seed Depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 16-20 °C
Germination time: 7-14 days
Planting, row spacing: 10x20 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Grass
Unfavorable mixed culture: -

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from January to August. We recommend pre-culture in small pots from January to August.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly outdoors from April. We recommend pre-culture in small pots from March to June.

General
Sow seeds scattered in the open ground. When pre-cultivating, sow the seeds in small pots and let the seedlings grow to the first visible dandelion leaves. Then plant the pregrown plants from the pots directly into the open field. The seedlings are planted in the bed from the 2nd pair of leaves after the cotyledons.
Dandelions prefer a sunny to partially shaded location with moist, well-drained humus and loamy soil. Prepare the soil for the herb with seasoned animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds.

Care Plants
Beds prepared with animal manure and planting in mixed culture replace additional fertilizer.

Germination ability of seeds: 9-10 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Taraxacum officinale
English Names: Dandelion
German names: Löwenzahn
Portuguese names: Dente de leão
Spanish Names: Diente de león
French names: Pissenlit

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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