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There is a lot to be said about sick & dying plants. Sometimes we have to be ruthless & waste no time removing stricken individuals; especially in cases of pest or disease. Occasionally though, dormant vegetation is mistakenly sent to compost oblivion. And in other instances, seemingly expired plants may still be at death's door; awaiting a miraculous resurrection by way of correct love & care. The Plant Hospital series will look at different situations that threaten the lives of our plants & how we can help them cheat death. Drawing from personal experience & the wealth of knowledge contributed by DG members, various writers will show how to nurse sick plants, recover from gardening disasters & salvage life from discards.
Every so often, usually on a cold and snowy, or dreary rainy day, I take a little time and "play plants". It is a great way to pass time on an otherwise unpleasant day and your house plants will love you for it.
Or jelly, soup or a salad, or even a soft drink. The leaves are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A and iron and contain more iron and calcium than spinach. The lowly dandelion has so many uses, I'm surprised it isn't grown as a vegetable!!