Stinging nettle plants
Nettle plants spread like mint. We ship freshly dug roots Spring and fall, suitable for transplanting into beds or pots.Insured .
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Everyone needs their own nettle patch! This is a wonderful and useful plant both as a soil builder, plant fertilizer, tea for your health or cooking herb. The best time to order these plants is in the spring , when they first emerge March/ April. We ship all summer however, I cut the plants back in the summer . You will recieve enough roots to fill 15 pots . It is best to pot the plants up in a good potting soil with some quality compost . They should start growing nettle in about a month . Then set them out into their own bed or bring them inside for winter use in a sunny window or greenhouse. We don't ship nettle in winter (Dec15-March 1st or in the middle of summer-July/August ).
Wear gloves when planting and harvesting nettle. After cooking, the plant loses its sting. To keep it from spreading, do not allow it to go to seed unless you want the seeds which also have medicinal uses.
Nettle builds humus in soil so is a great addition to your compost pile without needing any animal manures. Nettle will grow up to 5 feet tall unless you keep it picked. It has many nutritive medicinal qualities and is an excellent starter feed for poultry.
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.