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PeggyElaine
May 19, 2015 6:16 PM CST
Someone sent me some root starts for stinging nettles. Is there a kind of soil or way to plant them? I will plant on Sunday. Going to plant my own because of being ill-I cant go looking all over for the wild stuff. Nettles appears to have a lot of benefit for the body.
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chelle
May 19, 2015 6:33 PM CST
Welcome! to ATP PeggyElaine.

Here they seem to grow best with some afternoon shade, and in undisturbed moisture-retentive rich soil.
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Toni
May 19, 2015 9:46 PM CST
Welcome! PeggyElaine ~
I am no expert, but I sure do have an abundance of nettle. I live in the Pacific Northwest. NW Oregon. All I did was randomly scatter some (very little) seed without concern where or what time of the year and with in about a month I had nettle EVERYWHERE Rolling on the floor laughing .
I don’t know what your climate is, but I really don’t think you will have any problem at all growing it. Mine even grew in seriously hard packed clay Hilarious!
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PeggyElaine
May 20, 2015 4:52 AM CST
Thankyou very much for replying. I used to see them growing abundantly here but for the last 10 years I couldnt find them. I got some in now and it seems like I wont have a problem with them growing. I will let you know how it comes out.
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abhege
May 20, 2015 7:53 AM CST
It's so funny to me because my son ordered seeds and wanted me to plant them but I balked. I didn't want weeds growing in my garden! I finally started some with not so great success. i think we got about six plants. They're tiny right now. I don't remember the benefits right now but found out they are beneficial.
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greene
May 20, 2015 8:06 AM CST
PeggyElaine, Welcome!
Just wondering Shrug! why you didn't ask the person who sent you the roots. Blinking
We have lots of experience people here on ATP that can give you good answers, but you would get better answers if you told people what your climate zone is; what part of the country - or which country you live in, etc. Thank You!
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Name: Greene
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greene
May 20, 2015 2:37 PM CST
I subscribe to a blog about herbs...

Edited:
(Sorry I had added the incorrect link.)

"Backyard Patch Herb Blog" by Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh in Illinois.

Also check out The Herbal Academy of New England:
http://herbalacademyofne.com/2014/03/stinging-nettle-recipes...
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PeggyElaine
May 20, 2015 4:34 PM CST
I dint ask the person for some growing tips because he/she didnt leave an address. I had no name,no address and no directions.
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
May 20, 2015 4:56 PM CST
That's okay PeggyElaine, we're happy to assist! Big Grin
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Toni
Jun 1, 2015 8:20 AM CST
@greene The link didn’t work for me.... Shrug! I would love to know more about an herb blog. Can you share the name so I can look it up?
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Jun 1, 2015 10:38 AM CST
http://herbalacademyofne.com/2014/03/stinging-nettle-recipes...

Is this it?
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 1, 2015 12:52 PM CST
Sorry for the delay; computer shut down and message got lost. Try again...and this time I tested the links to make sure I did it correctly. *Blush*

Backyard Patch Herbal Blog is the one I liked.
http://backyardpatch.blogspot.com/2015/05/stinging-nettle-he...

Two others with some good information are:
Wolf College
http://www.wolfcollege.com/stinging-nettle-harvesting-proces...

Herbal Academy of New England
http://herbalacademyofne.com/2015/05/stinging-nettle-plant-a...
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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