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columbiariver

On our place for 36 years. Oregon Z-5/6. #pnw #oregon #native #plantnatives #columbiangardenclub #thankyougardentags Don't do what I do

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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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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SikoMa

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

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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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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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columbiariver

I didn't know this Lin. Sounds like a better remedy than mud. Mud actually cools it so it does make the sting feel better. We have dock. We'll try it. 'dock in, nettle out'. There's even a poem. @linfoster

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moore.794

Jewel weed is antidote for nettles. Works well with ohio nettles

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columbiariver

Thank you Terry. It's always good to know. I looked up jewel weed cuz I'm not familiar. Sounds like a good one, even working for poison ivy. I haven't seen it here. Thank you @moore.794

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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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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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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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columbiariver

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

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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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rachelbrooks

That's really interesting Laura and sounds like I could do with some nettle tea! Thanks for the info 👍🏼

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thehardygardener

Thank you @columbiariver great link, I am fascinated by all natural medicine, cheers

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mich

That's fab Laura thank you for all the information I'll definitely have a go! 👍☕️

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columbiariver

They must look very similar as young plants. I think they do actually. This is a stinging nettle, which we get a lot of each year. I've not had dead nettle before. @linfoster

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