Stinging Nettle Seeds
Hudson Valley Seed Company
All northerners feel a special fondness for the wild greens of early spring. After months of trucked-in produce, the precocious growth of edible perennials can't come fast enough. Stinging Nettles is one of our favorites. Decorated up and down with a coat of tiny bristles, it can, indeed, sting. But if you wear gloves to harvest, and give them a quick steam, the histamines that cause the stinging sensation disappear, and the result is a glowing green mound of delicious, melting, spinach-like greens. Happy spring!
Harvest nettles in their second year of growth when they are 4 inches high. Steam, chop and saute with oil and garlic, then enjoy their delicious nutty flavor!