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Nettle in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Urtica Dioica

 

Nettle

The leaves and stalks have fine hairs which sting, the stinging nettle is true to it's word! They produce cluster of tiny white/green flowers on stems. f they end up in your garden dig up all the yellow root or they will re-grow.

 
plant Features
  • Nettle likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Nettle likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Nettle is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Nettle likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
plant information

Common name

Nettle

Latin name

Urtica Dioica

type

Perennial

family

Urticaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Nettle likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Nettle is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Nettle likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Nettle likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Nettle is 0.90meters x 1.10meters 0.90 M 1.10 M

Urtica Dioica

The leaves and stalks have fine hairs which sting, the stinging nettle is true to it's word! They produce cluster of tiny white/green flowers on stems. f they end up in your garden dig up all the yellow root or they will re-grow.


Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

If you want to plant it in the garden be careful where you site it and remember it will self seed.

 

Harvesting

From Mid Spring TO Early Spring

All parts are edible, they need to be dried or cooked to remove the sting from them. Young leaves are the best if they are picked. They can be used as a green vegetable, flavouring in soups etc, in brewing beer. Dried leaves infused with boiling water can be used as a tea.

 
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