Seed Freaks - Herbs - Stinging Nettle
Seed Freaks – Herbs – Stinging Nettle
A perennial plant which grows to 1m.
As the name suggests, it is covered in tiny hairs which cause a stinging sensation upon contact with skin.
The sting can be “taken out” by drying or cooking (preferably boiling) the leaves.
Stinging nettle is very high in iron (more so than spinach) and rich in vitamins “A” and “C.”
When harvested while the stem is still green the whole plant can be used for culinary purposes.
WHEN TO PLANT
Cool Climate: MAR – SEPT
Temperate: MAR – SEP
Sub – Tropical: MAR – SEP
Tropical: MAR – SEP
Arid: MAR – SEP
PH 5.5 – 7.
Rich, well-drained soil.
Direct sow from autumn to spring.
Plant 2mm deep.
Plant 20-30cm apart.
Prefers full sun.
Be sure to keep the soil moist.
DAYS TO HARVEST
APPROX 100 SEEDS
OPEN POLLINATED SEED
100% TASMANIAN GROWN