Early Spring the leaves are small enough to use----
When using tree mulch ALL the broad leaf vegetables/herbs LOVE the acid ground. GRASS PLANTS like corn will not grow.
Burdock and most all herbs flow through the air and will grow where the soil conditions are correct and when the seeds find rich soil due to tree mulch the plants will grow as thick as can be.....
WHO uses burdock leaves?
The old amish healer made a market by way of teaching people to use them as a bandage over burns. WHO GETS BURNED NOW A DAYS? The amish kids----the old order still boils water in their houses and it just seems natural to them that all the kids eventually will get burned...
How much will they give you for your burdock leaves? About $2 a pound...............IN AMERICA, there are few people making a living anymore picking fresh herbs... BESIDES, using the commercial cut ocean leaves is superior to burdock leaves in my opinion when it comes to covering wounds and burns.
Burdock is known as a blood purifier. It is a HUGE PLANT once mature and like many herbs---grows 2 years.
\I have a patch where the black berries use to be that mush have hundreds of burdock growing now---