Joe O' wrote:Gotta find more like-minded restaurant chefs!
If anybody has a market for these, I will harvest all you want and wholesale to you at a reasonable price.
I know a location along a flood bottom on public land where stinging nettle establish big monoculture patches over 1/4 acre and shoulder tall.
when is best to harvest for eating fresh and for drying? ( my plants seem to be in varying stages of maturity righ now)
can the exess be cut and stacked like hay to dry for animal fodder and how much can be cut this way without killing the patch out?
How much root can I harvest without hurting the viability of the patch?
Joybilee Farm wrote:Nettles have fiber in the stem and can be used to spin, and weave with -- similar to linen, or hemp.
Joy Oasis wrote:I love adding nettles to my green juices, smoothies, making nettle pesto, soups, and tea. I use rubber gloves to handle them until they are cooked or blended. However, do not overdo on them. I did eat them daily and after 2 weeks my neck started itching and I got full blown eczema after one more week until I finally understood the culprit.