Direct-Sow Basics

Dandelion Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
Row Spacing:12”-18”
Plant Spacing:10”-12”
Days to Germination:5-12 days
Germination Temperature:45°-60°F

Dandelion greens are easily grown in cool weather. Sow seed directly in the garden as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. When the Dandelion plants grow to about 2" tall, thin them to about 10" to 12" apart. A second crop may be sown in late summer or early fall. Grow Dandelion plants quickly, with plenty of moisture for the most pleasing taste. They will bolt (go to seed) and taste a bit unpleasant in hot weather. Amend the soil with moderate amounts of compost and a sprinkling of organic fertilizer. To harvest, cut off the whole plant at the soil level when ready! No longer an esoteric green, Dandelion greens reinvigorate traditional recipes with renewed zest and crunch. Pair Dandelion greens with Spinach, Mesclun, Arugula or Chicory in fresh salads. Or sauté them for no more than a minute in olive oil.

Shade Tolerance

Deer Resistant Seed Varieties