Fresh Stinging Nettles
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Fresh sprigs of stinging Nettle, biodynamically grown in our gardens. Shipped Mondays - April only .shipped insured- express
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Nettle has a wondrous healing history of uses. We harvest these nettles in 4" to 10" lengths to be used in cooking, making tinctures, juicing, or infusing.
We pack it in containing 4 individual 1/2# bags. It is unwashed and can be steamed as is or washed with gloves on and then steamed. Once it is steamed, it looses the sting. It can be simple eaten as a green or used in spinach recipes. We use it steamed with other spring greens like kale and spnach .
You can read about the many benifits of nettle to help with chronic health problems in "Healing Wise" by Susan Weed, or "Health through God's Pharmacy" by Maria Treben . You can also make a plant food and compost activator with it. There are excellent recipes in these books.
Fresh nettle will keep a few weeks in the refrigerater stored in plastic bags but should be eaten right way after cooking.You can also dry it for teas and use it in cooking or to use to make your own tincture . Nettle tea is a great natural plant fertilizer.It is also helpful in the compost pile .. We also feed the dried nettle to our baby chicks . It is critical that you are home to recieve delivery . At this time, it is only offered in April, the best time to utilize the plants benefits .I ship it priority mail/ insured express . .
All of our seed offerings were grown here. We have been seed savers for 20 years. Our seeds are packaged in original art packets, hand folded with 100% recycled paper. Instructions for growing are not on the packs but are on the listing under seed template. Books on gardening as well as many catalogs carry general information on growing seeds. I am available by e-mail or phone to answer any growing questions as well. You won't find that service from many sources of seeds. The shipping on our orders also includes the processing and handling charges which is also less or equal to most seed companies. Remember we hand pack each order and drive from the farm to the post office to ship your order. I go every other day so I also have time to garden.