are so grateful to be here with the land and waters of the Puyallup, Nisqually & Snoqualmie. You should leave roughly one inch of space between each plant. anyone tyr to grow baby nettles this time of year from seed in the green house..think ill try it…mabe have some tender greens before summer is over. This can be rather alarming when eating them for the first few times. If using them right away, I’ll often lay them out on a clean surface or in a colander for a few minutes to allow critters a moment to escape. Elizabeth Baublitz on November 27, 2017 at 6:34 am hello! If a creature makes its home there, choose another. Sounds a lot like basil pesto , doesn’t it? Nettle stalks contain one of the strongest fibers known and it has been widely used for cordage and cloth in many cultures. Hi Alexis. If you would like to dry your nettles for tea, there are many options. them sans gloves without getting stung. Thanks, – Chris. Put on your gloves, and begin looking for tender young plants. Call us at 425-248-0253 or send an email anytime. Nettles (Urtica dioica) are in season at the moment, last year I was too late for this but today I'm making nettle beer with the first green growth.There are a lot of these free weeds around me, and dandelions (Taraxacum officinale).Also brewing about the same time was brucedenney There are many recipes which use nettles, but as far as I've looked they recommend young nettle tops, i.e. Nettles thrive in the same conditions as blackberries and can often be found competing for the same territory. Since my last post on harvesting nettle seeds I've had a couple of emails asking me for more specific details about how and when to harvest. The plant can spread vegetatively with its yellow creeping rhizomes and often forms dense colonies. I toss them, raw, into my food processor and process until finely chopped. Stinging nettle has been used for hundreds of years as a diuretic (to rid the body of excess fluids.) I decided to just hang them dry outside, but now I’m seeing that wasn’t the best method as they’ve got the little brown bits. This means they help the body handle stress... all kinds of stres s, by supporting adrenal function. Dosage: 1/2–1 teaspoon of fresh or dried seeds sprinkled into salads, soups, stews, etc. Avoid harvesting older, fibrous Place the first 5 ingredients into your food processor and turn it on or pulse If you have room, consider a nettle patch, the perfect breeding ground for butterflies and home for the early nettle aphid, which bring ladybugs. I do know that sometimes the lightest touch will get you stung and sometimes it takes effort to get stung. I … Copyright © 2020 Wolf Camp & School of Natural Science at Blue Skye Farm. The process of making nettle leaf powder at home, is simple. Or, come to one of our plant classes, workshops, camps or expeditions where we’ll demonstrate then invite you to give it a try. Some people make a spit poultice out of Common (Broad-Leaf) or Lance-Leaf Plantain. Apart from the fact that nettles do sting, nettles are a wonderful ingredient to use in soups, pasta dishes, frittatas—basically in any cooked dish where you would use young spinach. Once nettle has gone to seed, the leaves will become tough, a little bitter and develop gritty particles that may irritate the urinary tract of some people. The nettle has … In the image below you’ll see two nettle plants that appear to both be covered in seeds. Shake daily for about a month to agitate, and then strain. Thanks to fermented stinging nettle tea, create your own 100% organic fertilizer and parasite repellent! The first time I harvested the seeds I ignored Henriette’s advice and, like many a young herbalist who disregards the voice of experience and wisdom, I came a-cropper. It’s as simple as that. The stem and underside of leaves are covered in small hairs that deliver a sting loaded with formic acid that can irritate skin for several hours or up to 2 or 3 days. The easy answer is to use scissors and wear long sleeves, long pants and work gloves. Hi Pamela. Wait approximately 14 days for proof of germination. Stinging nettle should never be applied to an open wound. 18. posted 9 years ago. When diluted to 10 or 20%, it makes a nitrogen and iron-rich fertilizer, which stimulates micro-organisms in the soil. I’ve found this works like a charm with most damp mud. Stinging nettles have the strongest natural plant fiber in this region (Western Washington) and are very easy to process into rope. And for seed tea, crush the seeds thoroughly, boil the crushed seeds Back in ancient times, doctors recommended rubbing the juice of nettle seeds in your head to slow down the process of baldness. The next set down is slightly larger and is at 3 and 9 o’clock. It will also attract birds that feast on nettle seeds. If you run your finger from cleft to point, you will not get stung and you will impress your friends. It must be done in such a way as to break the hollow hairs or else they can sting you in the mouth. in Wildlife Science from the University of Washington College of Forest Resources. We were voted BEST NATURE CAMP and BEST FAMILY CAMP of 2019 by Parent Map, the region's premier family resource, in their Golden Teddy award survey. They are adaptogens ie they help you adapt to stress, and are loaded with minerals and trace elements. Thank, Never heard of that idea, as we’re more survival/medicinal oriented. The nettle fertilizer is a powerful product, so it’ll need to be diluted before use. If you are still unsure whether a plant is indeed a stinging nettle, you can opt to touch it and see what happens. How to Use Stinging Nettle Tea as Fertilizer Nettle tea is very potent, and therefore needs to be watered down before using it to feed other plants in your garden. – Chris, Your email address will not be published. T he time of year has arrived for harvesting nettle seeds (Urtica dioica). Nettle has a beneficial effect, strengthening and revitalizing the hair. Nettle seeds are suitable for children. pollinator Posts: 1528. Not for food and the nettles probably rotted before they froze. Let us know what it’s like! Nettle seeds can be made into a tincture, macerate them in 40% ethanol or infuse them in vinegar (ratio 1:5 - seeds: liquid). Allow the biggest and best plants to remain so they can continue to propagate the healthiest population. If starting the seeds indoors, freeze the herb seeds for several weeks before sowing the Stinging Nettle seeds. Find a good stand of nettles well away from roadsides (where they are at risk of being sprayed with chemicals or contaminated by car emissions). You’ll notice the first leaves emerging from snow or soil in late January (in the Pacific Northwest). Wait approximately 14 days for proof of germination. Using seed trays helps your plants grow easily and with minimal effort. The fermenting process only takes around three weeks and it only needs a good stir every second day. While it’s sting can be unpleasant, it teaches us to pay attention to our surroundings and I believe that’s a good thing. We always eat it within an hour if made fresh, or within a couple days if nettles are blanched first, but have never frozen. It all depends upon your goal. (Taraxacum Officinale). It can live in soil from 5.0 to 8.0. It is ok to harvest a plant if there are 20 others available to maintain the population. The process involves beating and pulling the seed … Offer appreciation and bring positive energy to your harvest. Also, I recommend consuming your pesto the day you make it. 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Some people recommend blanching the nettles (adding them to boiling water, plunging into ice water, then using). I’ll never forget the time I found out Matt was eating entire meals of wild edible plants. Propagation of nettle can either take place by seed or vegetatively by divisions. My brother swears that mud does the trick for him. If you would like to use nettles for food or tea, then harvest them before they flower. It’s possible to just nibble of a few seeds as we are out walking or working, for a quick boost, or we can gather and process them into our own superfood products. Quills Forager 5,037 1,219 3 Registered User Forager 5,037 1,219 3 Post Aug 16, 2017 #11 2017-08-16T00:45 Gathered at the proper time ." When you’re ready for them, just pull them out, rinse if you wish and go for it! Collect nettle tops, or just the leaves, keeping in mind that once dehydrated, the powder makes up … While the leaves are blanching, fill a large bowl with cold water and ice for an ice-water bath. Stinging nettle is a plant that demands respect and I honor it. And as late summer turns to autumn, the leaves will wither and fall and the stems will turn from green to brown to whitish/gray as they overwinter. Its a small price to pay for the privilege of working with this useful and prolific fiber . I prefer to store and use them raw because many of the nutrients I want to ingest are lost to the water and thrown out when blanching. If you run your finger from the pointy end up toward the cleft and central stem, chances are excellent you will get stung. However, nettle seeds are only on the female plant on the right. Alternatively, if you plan to cook with the leaves right away, you can skip the ice bath and add the leaves to your recipe. The final guideline is of utmost importance: “Never put anything in your mouth unless you are 100% sure it is safe to ingest.” ***. (7) Once completing their after-ripening process, seeds should be warm No definitely not safe if they have any discoloration. Leave damaged plants and consider the critters. In this article we are going to focus on nettle roots. A bag of nettle leaves. If you’re pressed for time, you can cut the upper third of the young plants (about 5” from the top) and separate the leaves from the stalks when you get home. For training with Kim on wild edible and medicinal plant topics, check out: For In-Depth Learning, Join Our Weekly Online Classes: Can you harvest nettles that dried and have frozen through the winter? I harvest the tender tops (usually 4-6 leaves or 2-3 leaf sets) for food. I remember that when I first started to collect herbs and make my own Be careful when handling the nettle plant because touching it can cause an allergic rash. Wolf Camp DEIJ – Black Lives Matter as do Brown & Asian immigrants in our country. Nettle seeds need light to germinate, so you should use a small amount of soil to cover them. Stinging Nettle: Harvesting, Processing and Recipes, (see above) before harvesting any plant material. That’s why I recommend cooking until crisp – so you feel a little more confident. Or try season your soup with nettle seeds by adding them on the top. I believe they are flowering now. 1 in 20 rule. To dilute it into a usable fertilizer, mix 1 part brewed nettle tea to 10 parts water.. After the retting process nettle stored for a year or more is easier to process off stalk( thr most time consuming part) then freshly harvested. The base or point of the heart aims away from the central stem. However, the hairs are still there and can be irritating to the skin or give you a sliver if you’re not careful. Online recipes abound. If you’re wearing gloves, grasp the base in one hand and run your other hand from base to tip in order to strip off the leaves. Harvest only as much as you will use and process it as soon as possible (don’t waste it). Hi Lorien. Here at Wolf Camp & School of Natural Science, we adhere as closely as we can to the following Honorable Harvesting Guidelines for every plant we collect: Fortunately stinging nettle has a distinctive look to it. Then I run them under cold tap water to rinse away any dirt or debris and give them a last look before processing. Two weevils, Microlarinus lareynii and M. lypriformis, from India, france and Italy, are known to be pests of tribulus. Let’s imagine you wish to harvest some nettles, and you have your scissors but forgot your gloves. Place the first 5 ingredients into your food processor and turn it on or pulse. And btw, I agree with your brother about the mud. No scientific study on that so far, but intuitively, like you mention, I have always used super stingy/deep green ones more for drying for medicinal/tonic tea, and normal ones for food. I recommend handling them with gloves or tongs at this point, though you can choose to do it without. This recipe is a Wolf College favorite! There are a number of species of moth and butterfly larvae that feed on nettles. Seeds of ﬁber nettle can be drilled as a method of sowing, but the high degree of heterozygosity of the parents leads to a heterogeneous F1. When diluted to 5%, it will strengthen plant leaves, making them more resistant to disease and insects. Check seeds frequently for signs of swelling or sprouting and as soon as there are these signs dormancy is broken remove the seeds from the sand and sow in plug trays or pots. Kim McKillip Chisholm is co-owner of Wolf Camp & School of Natural Science. The Easiest Way to Harvest and Preserve Fresh Grape Leaves, 5 Delicious Ways to Cook Stinging Nettles, Blanching in Cooking and Food Preservation, What Are Dandelions? When I return home with my harvest, I’ll decide whether to use them right away or store them for later use. Thanks, – Chris, I am intending on making nettle pesto – if I make a large amount – once made – could this be frozen? We were also selected by the Better Business Bureau as a "2019 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics" finalist! CAREFUL NOW. Nettle grows and spreads by stolons, which form a network of yellow, lateral, creeping rhizomes. I strip it where I harvest it and allow the leaves to remain, decompose and provide nutrients to the soil from whence they came. Here's a bit from A Weaver's Garden by Rita Buchanan about preparing nettle fibre (paraphrased). Your nettles will be ready to harvest between 80-90 days from seed. Toss in your nettles (I leave the stems on if tender, or I saute with tough stems and cut them off prior to serving), saute until crisp (your first time), add salt and pepper to taste, then enjoy. Here are a few fresh ideas for preparing your spring harvest: Freelance food writer who specializes in Scandinavian cuisine and is the author of "The Everything Nordic Cookbook.". Make sure that all of the leaves are separated from the stalks. Some believe that at this stage the nettles form cystoliths or calcium concretions (aka bladder stones) that are bad for the urinary tract. Check the terminal (top) bud for signs of an inhabitant before harvesting. It’s possible to just nibble of a few seeds as we are out walking or working, for a quick boost, or we can gather and process them into our own superfood The Fermentation Process When Making Stinging Nettle Fertilizer As a natural food for plants, it doesn’t get much better than stinging nettles. These hairs are hollow and when they get under your skin, the tips break off and allow the formic acid (among other things) under your skin. You can tell they are ready to store in a glass jar when the stems snap. a) Mix marzipan with poppy seeds and nettle seeds and shape balls of the size of cherries. The fermenting process only takes around three weeks and it only needs a good stir every second day. You can substitute basil for a portion of the nettle but it will tend to overpower the flavor. In the meantime, order dried nettle leaf for medicinal/tonic use from Mountain Rose Herbs or other trusted supplier. Careful not to touch!. Serve with crackers, chopped vegetables or on pasta. completely before new leaves emerge from the underground rhizomes or they may remain to oversee the beginning of the next generation of foliage. For drying/preserving for tea, it’s best to wait until they start popping up in late winter / early spring. Learn how to confidently identify plants using their unique family patterns in this in-depth video by author of Botany in a Day, Thomas Elpel. If you’re close to home, you can apply aloe vera gel, make and apply a paste of baking soda and water, apple cider vinegar, Desitin (diaper rash cream), tooth paste, etc. Nettle can be eaten as a nutrient-dense food, woven into cloth, applied to the skin, drunk … read more "How to Harvest & Process Stinging Nettle" How to Make Nettle Beer: Nettles (Urtica dioica) are in season at the moment, last year I was too late for this but today I'm making nettle beer with the first green growth. Long-sleeve work shirt or jacket, jeans, sturdy shoes, Celebrate spring with a beautiful, green, delicately fresh. Best to harvest for fiber in summer and early fall. I like to harvest nettles for rope-making after they’ve gone to seed (this allows for propagation) and prior to heavy rains that will cause the stems to rot. Compared to many other seeds, nettle seeds are soft and could be eaten just like that but are better mixed in for example smoothies, yogurt and porridge. You’ll need about a shopping bag full of leaves to make a pot of soup that yields about 10 to 12 cups. Stinging nettle manure is highly regarded as a mild plant protector and biological fertilizer in an ecologically farmed hobby garden. So I shall err on the side of caution and recommend that you harvest prior to flowering until reliable and replicatable evidence to the contrary becomes available. Then I put them into freezer-safe containers and store until I need them. gratitude for your info. So I recently found a stand of nettles near my house that are some of the toughest, gnarliest, “stingiest” I have ever encountered. Jordan Lowery. The next set down is even larger and back at 12 and 6 o’clock, and so on. If you started your nettle inside, transplant the growing nettle greens into a prepared garden bed, spaced at least 12 inches (30 cm.) Select quality material for your food and medicine. There are a lot of these free weeds around me Stinging Nettle identification of this bountiful wild edible is quick and easy. Studies have shown that taking stinging nettle internally can greatly decrease allergy symptoms , in particular, hay fever, seasonal allergies and hives. *** For educational purposes only. To gather the seeds, cut the nettle tops when the seeds are nearly ripe. If you’re not concerned about a little dirt or extra protein, then they’re fine to use as is. These clusters will soon go to seed and become slightly brown. The mechanical action of the food processor will break the hollow hairs so they are unable to sting you. Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica), wood nettle (Laportea canadensis) and the stingless nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica) are all sources of fibres.First Nations used it to produce cordage. If it can – how long would it be appropriate to freeze for, That’s a great question. Drop the leaves into a sink or bowl of warm water and let them sit for about 10 minutes. If you have room, consider a nettle patch, the perfect breeding ground for butterflies and home for the early nettle aphid, which bring ladybugs. Store blanched leaves in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, or you can dry them well and freeze them in a sealed bag. Nettle Seed Whole . Stinging nettle seeds also have some “superpowers” of their own. Also Known As – Urtica dioica Wild Crafted USA, Gifford Pinchot Forrest Washington State . You can add them to lasagna, make pasta with them, throw them in soups or stews, etc. It is best not to harvest stinging nettle once the seeds form. I’m not sure of the efficacy of that idea, since I think an alkaline compound would be needed to counteract the acidic nature of nettle stings. The Fermentation Process When Making Stinging Nettle Fertilizer As a natural food for plants, it doesn’t get much better than stinging nettles. A perennial Weed that grows in moist places, along roadsides, and in vacant lots. Since you want only the leaves, you’ll save yourself a lot of effort later by cutting the leaves from the stems as you go. Immediate relief! When you select your leaf and pinch it, look at the location of the nearby leaves before you pull it from the stem. Planting seeds is a great way to start plants indoors for your garden. We recommend that you consult with a qualified health care practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing or on any medications. Nettles are primarily used in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), diabetes, and arthritis. Propagation recommendations (plant seeds, vegetative parts, cuttings, etc.) It can be used to treat bladder infection symptoms, like the constant urge to urinate. The internet boasts many medicinal uses for stinging nettle which may or may not be true. Stinging Nettle in seed in my garden. Lift them from the bath and spread them out onto a clean dishtowel or paper towels, and pat them dry. Nature retting- harvesting after rains or snows- is better done in colder drier places the n the damp coast climate where i live. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. I am happy this spring to see a bunch of nettle volunteers in the garden. Thanks for all the info! Experiment and you will find a way that works best for you and your family. They’re certainly worth the slight challenge involved in picking them, for they are rich in vitamin C, calcium, potassium, flavonoids, histamine, and serotonin—all the great chemicals one needs to reenergize after a cold winter and to combat spring allergies. 5-6 packed cups raw stinging nettle (you can choose to wash or not), 3/4 c parmesan – grated (the food processor will take care of it, too, if you wish to throw in a chunk instead), 1/2 c toasted pine nuts (or nut of choice), Extra Virgin Olive oil to preferred consistency (approx. Refrigerate any un-used portion. How to Plant Seeds in a Basic Seed Tray. Consider working with a respected herbalist or naturopathic physician in your area – someone who uses plants as medicine on a regular basis and knows from experience what they will and will not do. You can also hang them to dry, use a dehydrator or be creative with your method. The best time to harvest nettles is in late March and April. eczema). Voila, no sting, because you know the hairs don’t point straight out, they angle down the leaf. Each leaf has a twin on the opposite side of the erect central stem and they’re arranged such that one pair is in the 12 and 6 o’clock positions. And, it’s certainly not enough of a negative to keep me from harvesting and enjoying these amazing plants. Harvesting Stinging Nettle Seeds on How to Grow a Garden with Scarlett - Duration: 3:35. If not, then perhaps you could consult a field guide such as Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast by Pojar and MacKinnon (the best field guide, bar none, for this region). Check the undersides of the leaves to make sure there is no white spittle present. Never put anything in your mouth unless you are 100% sure it is safe to ingest. Nettle seeds need light to germinate, so you should use a small amount of soil to cover them. When the seeds have sprouted, thin them out. You can take 1 to 2 tablespoons a day. apart. 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