Nettles, Stinging (Urtica dioica) seeds, organic


Family: Nettles (Urticaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 9

Herbaceous perennial. Nettles are dioecious, meaning that the plants are either male or female.  Not self-fertile, as both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required, and seed will occur on female plants only.  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


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  1. Chris B.

    First tiny seeds I managed to grow!

    Chris B. (verified owner)

    I think these are probably the first round of tiny seed that actually grew after seeding. Didn’t even use the best soil for seeding them in (see picture). Picture is shortly before splitting them apart into 4 separate pots. They took this early transplant well. Looking forward to some fried eggs with nettle greens a couple years down the road 🙂

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