Nettles, Stinging (Urtica dioica), packet of 200 seeds, organic
Family: Nettles (Urticaceae)
Hardy to Zones 4 to 9
Herbaceous perennial. Native to temperate climates world-wide. Official variety. In the early spring find Chickweed overrunning the rich garden beds, Dandelion in the upland pastures, Dock in the lower pastures, Watercress where the stream runs cold into a pool and Nettles along the edge of the stream. All wild spring vegetables. Wait until the little Nettles are four inches high or so, and snip them off. They must be lightly steamed to disarm their stinging hairs. Eat the Nettles, and drink the water in which they were steamed. Traditional usage (TWM): Allergies, builds blood. Source of trace minerals, potassium and the blood-like molecule known as chlorophyll. Plant prefers moist soil in sun or shade. Sow in fall or very early spring for germ in spring. Sow on surface, barely cover with a little soil, tamp well and keep evenly moist until germ. Thin or transplant to 1 to 2 feet apart. Nettles grows best in a Nitrogen-rich soil. Flowers to 4 feet tall.
200 seeds/pkt. Certified Organically Grown