Thursday, June 17, 2010
who hates dandelions?
You know that dandelions are “weeds” and probably hate them. You can, however, use dandelions as a trap crop to draw aphids away from your cabbages. Aphids are generally fond of Brassica (cabbage family) species. Aphids are also partial to dandelions. The idea is to do companion planting with dandelions and Brassica species and you have a solution to your aphid problems. Dandelions are beneficial “weeds”, so grow them to your advantage to have successful cabbage crops. (In fact the young leaves are great in salads and can be cooked as spinach.)