Judy, do you (or any other RUers) have any idea if there is a good lighting source to assist growing a dandelion crop during winter darkness? I wonder if that's why the dandies we tried to winter over didn't grow much or flower...we had one of those full spectrum bulbs, but perhaps it was too close or the room we had them in was too warm? I never knew they didn't like heat.
And how can you tell the right amount of dried willow to feed a bun? Mimzy has arthritis and his metacam dose tends to fizzle halfway through the day even though he's on the maximum dose for his weight. I've even broken the dose in half to boost him every twelve hours, but I find he really goes nuts for willow twigs and leaves. (I have to get them shipped from California, so am not sure of the species, but the leaves are long and thin.)
I don't want to overdo his rations, but he seems to need quite a few leaves over the day.