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columbiariver

πŸπŸžπŸŽπŸ’πŸπŸ“πŸ₯πŸ₯• Northwestern USA zone 5b-ish maybe 6 #pnw #oregon #native #plantnatives

Urtica Dioica

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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columbiariver

#stingingnettle #springtonic #gyo #eatwhatyougrow #greens #edible #nutritious #pnwnative #native #nettle #mygardenla

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Liz3202

I Need to harvest mine!

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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columbiariver

#stingingnettle forever

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cyndi

Beautiful shot of them..Great lighting

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gjones

Oh that can be nasty stuff on the skin. Hard to get rid of in shady areas. We have some too!

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columbiariver

Thanks Cyndi, you're a sweetheart. @cyndi

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columbiariver

Oh I know it! We've always promptly applied mud to the stings if we can. They are very happy here and they're not bothering anybody. I could harvest more I guess. @gjones

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cyndi

Smooches✌💞 all kinds of good things usable for stinging nettles.

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SikoMa

I'm only "liking" this because youuuuu posted it. I have horrible memories that involve this plant 😩😬😠

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linfoster

Butterfly love it

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bluebees

I'm with @SikoMa I never had experienced this particular plant before, we were clearing some land and it gets you... I don't like it AT ALL!!!.

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linfoster

Hehe @bluebees

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columbiariver

I learned this one as a child. We used to horseback ride through it. Long pants and heavy sleeves required. Or acrobatic skills. @SikoMa @bluebees @linfoster

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columbiariver

For butterflies and protection of tiny critters Lin. I wonder what sleeps in here. @linfoster

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2017
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columbiariver

My son and I harvest our #stingingnettle to cook up for spring tonic and to dry the leaves for tea. They are just about the only thing growing yet, that I could see today. 3/12/17 #gyo

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Jasonsparkes1

I can't imagine what nettle tea would taste like?? 🤔

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thehardygardener

I love nettles in tea, soup, salads, @columbiariver n @Jasonsparkes1 the tips give an iron n vit C boost, lots of base minerals fir a spring tonic, makes u feel like Popaye!

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carolgs

I used to make up a nettle solution for plant food when I was at school for my garden it stunk to high heaven but the plants loved it @columbiariver

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Jasonsparkes1

Interesting, Lord knows I could do with a boost 😉 @columbiariver @thehardygardener

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mich

I've never tried it Laura but it sounds fab @hardygardener 👍 I just might give it a go! Me too Jason @jasonsparkes I've got a cold so a boost would be great just now! 💚🤔

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thehardygardener

@mich n @Jasonsparkes1 n @carolgs n @columbiariver nettles wi comfrey brew fir plants, nettle tea makes hair all shiny n nails strong! It just tastes, green, if that makes sense?

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columbiariver

We cook it up like spinach. Just boil until tender. Eat the nettles and drink the liquid. It was suggested for my son by a friend who is a medicine man for nearby native Americans. It's tried and true. I like to use the dried leaves in cooking too Aly. And as tea throughout winter. Jason, Mich, Carol and Aly check out the link here, it can explain much better than I. https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/stinging-nettle.html @Jasonsparkes1 @mich @carolgs @thehardygardener

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Jasonsparkes1

Will give it a read, thank you

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columbiariver

You're welcome Jason. Do nettles grow near you? @Jasonsparkes1

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Jasonsparkes1

I think I could find some pretty close by 🤔

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columbiariver

I was going to remind you to wear sleeves and gloves, then I realized you probably already knew that! Lol! @Jasonsparkes1

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