Hst 8420nettle
Germination Days : 14-21
Planting Depth : Shallow
Seed Code : O
Seeds Per Packet : 100
Spacing : 24
When To Plant : Fall
When To Plant : Early spring
20 PKTs Available
Stinging Nettle, Organic HST-8420



Prefers moist soil and partial sun.

Leaves and stems irritate skin when touched; drying, cooking, or even just wilting will remove the sting.

One of the best and most nutritious cooked greens when young.

Dried leaves make a tea or soup stock very high in iron and vitamins-fed to racehorses for stamina. Creeping rootstocks, used for prostate problems.
Tonic herb good for arthritis, anemia, fatigue, rebuilding health. In studies it increased the effect of anti-inflammatory drugs or herbs.

BOTANICAL NAME: Urtica dioica


Plant in fall or very early spring-must have 2 months of moist cold before sprouting, as weather warms. Needs light; tamp down surface of potting mix, mix seeds with a bit of sand or fine dirt, sprinkle on and tamp again. Keep moist (a glass or plastic lid helps). Can also put pots in a plastic bag I nthe fridge for 2 months. Start seedlings in shade, moving slowly to more sun. Likes moisture and compost.

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Perennial/Zones 3-10/Height 4-6'/Spacing 24"


Photo by Leo Michels-GNU Free Documentation - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License

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