Nettles, Stinging (Urtica dioica) seeds, organic

$2.95$44.10

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.

Packet contains 200 seeds
1 g contains ~3,500 seeds
5 g contains ~17,500 seeds
10 g contains ~35,000 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

Clear

Share your thoughts!

Let us know what you think...

What others are saying

  1. Question

    Nellie

    Hello I was wondering if nettles are self seeding? I had just 1-2 small plants in my yard over the summer. I want to know if they will come back? I am interested in buying these seeds as I need more than 1-2 small plants.

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Nellie,
      They tend to be perennial and creep more than self-seed. Usually it takes a pretty well-established plant to produce viable seeds. I have struggled with this here for years in terms of seed production and they tend to make blanks until very well established. Our nettles are nice.

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  2. Question

    Ari Bertine

    Approximately how many grams of nettle seeds would there be in 1/2 tablespoon? I have a recipe calling for them.

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Ari, I weighed out a 1/2 tablespoon volume of nettles seeds and it weighed 2.5 g. Richo

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Wendy (verified owner)

      Can stinging nettle thrive well as a container plant?

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      I suppose, if you keep it cut back, otherwise it would tend to outgrow the pot.

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  3. Question

    RUAN C VARNEY

    are these seeds for internal use? Can you swallow them?

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Nettle seed is a standard botanical and is commonly found as an ingredient in tinctures and other herbal preparations. Although our nettle seed is organically grown and untreated, it is prepared for replanting–high quality, 100% purity, small packets–you would want to find a different resource for larger quantities of field-run nettle seed for medicinal use.

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  4. Question

    Royisha Singh

    Is this product also offered in bulk quantities?

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Yes, use the dropdown menu to choose bulk quantities up to 10 g.

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Kristie A. Blank

      I am looking for dried nettle seeds for medicinal purposes. Are these seeds dried?

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      These seeds are dried.

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

×

Login

Register

Continue as a Guest

Don't have an account? Sign Up