Nettle - Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) Common Nettle Medicinal Heirloom Non GMO Herb

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Nettle - Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) Medicinal Heirloom Non GMO Herb


Height: 5-8 ft

  • Traditionally used as a restorative spring tonic tea that is high in iron.
  • Greens can be stir fried or braised as well.
  • Dry or cook nettle leaves to remove the stinging effect.
  • Make a nettle tea and spray it on plants to give them a pick me up in cool spring weather.
  • One of the biodynamic herbs
  • Start seeds indoors if preferred; seeds are very tiny and require light for germination. Cover lightly 1/4 inch at most. When seedlings are strong enough to handle and danger of frost has passed, transplant the growing nettle greens into a prepared garden bed, spaced at least 12 inches (30 cm.) apart or direct sow in the spring, broadcast seeds and press them lightly into the soil or cover with a very thin layer of soil, only about 1/4 inch at most; plants can later be thinned to an inch apart if needed. Choose a spot that has rich, moist soil a little ways from any other herbs. Seed in the spring in rows that are an inch apart and keep the area moist.
  • Prefers sun with rich, well draining soil
  • Attracts beneficial insects such as ladybugs, flies and native bees and wasps.
  • Seed Count: 20