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HERB – STINGING NETTLE

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  • Seeds per Pack: 700

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HERB – STINGING NETTLE

Urtica dioica

Yes, it’s the very same plant that causes unwary walkers such discomfort! But drying or cooking eliminates the sting, and the attractive plants have a long history of use in herbal medicine, as a healing shampoo and reputed to alleviate symptoms in cases of arthritis, enlarged prostate, & many other complaints. Also used in salt-reduced diets. Young shoots taste like spinach and are rich in vitamins & iron. Perennial growing to 100cm.  Plants are covered in small hollow hairs that produce a stinging sensation, irritation & discomfort when in contact with the skin. Very nutritious, fast growing, attracts butterflies & is said to repel flies.

Nettle seeds are tiny, light-dependent germinators that can be started indoors or out. Sow in Autumn or very early spring. Scatter the small seeds lightly onto the soil & lightly cover with a thin layer of soil. Water as needed in dry periods.

 

Germination Time (Days) 14 – 21
Sowing Depth (mm) 2
Plant Spacing (cm) 100
pH 6.5 – 7.5
Soil Temperature (°C)
Hardy / Frost Tender Hardy
Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings Raise Seedlings
Seed Preparation
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