Stinging Nettle Seeds (~200): Certified Organic, Non-GMO, Heirloom Seed Packet

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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
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Made in Ojai, California

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Nettles (Urtica sp.) are prevalent throughout most parts of the world. In North America or Europe, the most prolific variety is the species Urtica dioica, which most people refer to as stinging or common nettle. The plant literally stings when touched, causing allergic contact dermatitis – although nettle has a rich ethnobotanical history of being intentionally used in this manner, mostly to treat arthritic conditions (also see the Sauna whisking traditions in Finland). More commonly, the plants are harvested with protective gloves and then dried or cooked, which renders the stingers inert and ready for use as a nutrient rich tea or food. The dormant stalks can also be harvested and used to make relatively strong cordage.

These plants thrive in riparian zones and under the dappled shade of forest canopies, where I’ve seen them reach nearly two meters in height. However, I’ve also seen them happily thrive on lawns in rainier and colder climates. When we first started them in our farm’s Mediterranean climate, there was some skepticism about whether they could actually thrive here. (I’d only seen the much stubbier annual Urtica urens, which is a common farm weed and has a poor, straw-like flavor). However, we’ve now successfully established two stands under full sun – although note, they do need substantial water to survive extremely hot summers.

120 days from seed to establish a stand with harvest potential. Nettle is perennial and has a rhizomatic growth habit. Can be propagated via cuttings, but also think about a containment strategy once established. We trim the edges of our stand back with a weed eater to prevent it from spreading to unwanted places on the farm. -Quin

Packet: 0.10 gram, ~200 seeds
Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.



    Reviews
    Average review
    (19)
    Very nice packaging and fresh seeds. They are in small containers now. I am excited to see them sprout ! Thank you
    Jun 15, 2018 by K E V I N
    May 28, 2018 by Jordan beene
    May 1, 2018 by oziahz
    Shipping time was fine. I keep putting more seeds into a compost bed that I set up for stinging neetles and still waiting for some to grow.
    Jul 18, 2017 by crawd15
    Got my seeds fairly quickly. Excited to start em!
    Jun 5, 2017 by Whitney west

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