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Common Nettle

Observed: 4th September 2011 By: hilaryphilaryp’s reputation in Plantshilaryp’s reputation in Plantshilaryp’s reputation in Plantshilaryp’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Seen by many as an unwelcome weed, the young leaves of this nettle can made into soup. It is also an invaluable food source for certain caterpillars.

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Species with which Common Nettle (Stinging Nettle) (Urtica dioica) interacts

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Fenwickfield's picture

Tea

makes a drinkable tea too,which help's stop hayfever

Fenwickfield

allrounder's picture

and...

can also be made into a 'green' fertilizer. As someone who has made the soup, it really is delicious. Flavour reminiscent of fresh garden peas

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Nettle soup....

We mix nettle leaves with potatoes and a good stock. Very tasty.
HP.

hilaryp

Janys Hyde's picture

Lasagne

Goes well in a lasagne too!

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Recipes

We will have a menu if we continue this thread much longer!

hilaryp