Seeds - Stinging Nettle OG (SGH)


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Description: Stinging Nettle has a prickly reputation, but this herb is valued for its many folk-medicine benefits. Easy to grow... maybe even too easy! Plan to create a stinging nettle patch, as opposed to individual plants on their own. Keep soil moist for healthiest growth. Most people do react upon touch when interacting with fresh leaves, so it is recommended to wear long sleeves and gloves when handling. Cooked stinging nettle does not prickle! 

Harvest nettles in their second year of growth when they are 4' high. Steam, chop and sauté with oil and garlic, then enjoy their delicious nutty flavour!

Size: ~ 50 seeds per pack

Latin Name: Urtica dioica
Main Uses: Medicinal

Exposure: Full sun
Height: up to 152 cm (60 inches)

Germination: 10-14 days
Fertilizing: For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant.
Planting Depth: 0"
Plant Spacing:  12"
Outdoors: Surface sow a few seeds per cell and tamp down to firm the soil. Nettle takes a bit of time to take off, but can grow up to 4' high once established.

Growing in Containers: This plant is very suited for container growing as it is an active plant.

Fertilizing (Containers): If container-growing, add 25% quality compost and fertilize biweekly with a balanced organic fertilizer or use Jobes organic fertilizer spikes.

Watering (Containers): Water deeply when top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Check every day or two during very hot weather.

Growing in Mixed Planters: Not suited to mixed planters.

Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed amended with compost. No additional fertilizer is required.

Watering (Garden): Water new transplants regularly to establish roots. Once established, water deeply as required..

Harvesting: Harvest nettles in their second year of growth when they are 4' high.

Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.

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