Where would be the best place to plant Burdock so that it won't irritate me when digging in the garden?

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    Burdock is normally considered a weed due to it's prickly seed heads. Why would you want to plant it?
    – kevinskio
    May 4, 2016 at 20:23
  • So I know what I'm going to be eating, since I haven't seen it near me (a low swampish area). May 4, 2016 at 21:27
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    I would also highly recommend not planting burdock. In some places it may be illegal to do so (if it is on the banned noxious weed list in your state). If you want to grow it for the roots, I'm certain you can find a place where it is already growing and the owners will be happy to have you dig it out for them.
    – michelle
    May 4, 2016 at 21:28
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    I'd just ask. I don't have any burdock currently, but when I lived in a yard that had it, I would have been THRILLED if someone offered to dig it out for me. Seriously thrilled. If your community has a resale board or something similar, you could post there, offering to dig it up.
    – michelle
    May 4, 2016 at 21:48
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    a coder - It's worth a try!
    – michelle
    May 5, 2016 at 19:05

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Burdock does not cause irritation unless you are allergic/sensitive to it, which is rare.

This is a good article: http://www.gardenersnet.com/vegetable/burdock.htm

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    It irritates to me to pick the burrs off the dog ;)
    – kevinskio
    May 5, 2016 at 16:20

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