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Mom, Teach Your Kids to Weed

March 28, 2001

Well, now the secret is out! Is there not one sacred weed left from my childhood? I loved the article ('The Dandelion Story: Out of the Lawn and Into the Pot," March 21).

I grew up in Ohio in the '50s and '60s and pulled many a dandelion green for my grandmother. We kids hated pulling greens! We usually mixed them with other greens and boiled them until they were well past limp. I hear that the yellow dandelion flowers make a good wine. That part of the plant didn't get passed down to my generation.

Other greens from the yard included lamb's-quarters and poke. We always had a full vegetable garden, but it always seemed special to get thesefree.

JERI GOOD

Via e-mail

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