Dandelion Roots - Is It True?
I've been digging dandelions out of my lawn and cannot get all of the taproot each time. I have clay soil and I hit clay and rocks about 2-3 inches down. Often it feels like the bottom of the taproot is wedged under one of the rocks. Many of these taproots are 10" long, so I don't always manage to get all of the root.
So is it true, or is it just a "saying" that's been passed around for years - if we don't get the complete dandelion root, it will simply grow back again? Has anybody ever tested this (maybe by planting a small piece of taproot to see if it actually does regrow)?
So even if the dandelions do regrow from the small pieces of roots left in the ground, am I any further ahead by doing all this work? Like, maybe when the dandelions do regrow they will be smaller/more manageable so at least I'll see some improvement? Or would I be better off using all this time and effort in a more effective way to organically kill my weeds?
Thanks for whatever advice you can provide.