Stinging Nettles - 200 seeds (Urtica dioica) SM
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Family: Nettles (Urticaceae). Hardy to Zones 4 to 9.
Plant Description: Herbaceous perennial. Nettles are dioecious, meaning that the plants are either male or female. Not self-fertile, as both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required, and seed will occur on female plants only. Native to temperate climates world-wide. Official variety. Flowers to 4 feet tall.
Traditional usage (TWM): Allergies, builds blood. Source of trace minerals, potassium and the blood-like molecule known as chlorophyll. Wait until the little nettles are four inches high or so, and snip them off. They must be lightly steamed to disarm their stinging hairs. Eat the nettles and drink the water in which they were steamed. *CONSULT A PROFESSIONAL FOR MEDICAL USE. NEVER CONSUME PLANTS WITHOUT PROPER ID*
Portland Plant List (Backyard Habitat Certification): Yes
Growing Instructions: Plant prefers moist soil in sun or shade. Sow in fall or very early spring for germ in spring. Sow on surface, barely cover with a little soil, tamp well and keep evenly moist until germ. Thin or transplant to 1 to 2 feet apart. Nettles grows best in a Nitrogen-rich soil.
Packet contains 200 seeds. Certified Organically Grown.
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