new video
hot off the press!  
    more about rocket
mass heaters here.
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

a couple of nettle questions  RSS feed

 
Rose Pinder
Posts: 410
Location: Otago, New Zealand
3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Kevin, I have a couple of related questions.

One is, have you eaten the annual nettle Urtica urens? It's the common nettle where I live, but it flowers when still very small, and then often seeds early too. By the time there is enough to harvest it is usually at least flowering, sometimes in seed.

Second question is around the whole eating nettles before or after they flower/seed. What's been your experience of that and the issues of whatever it is in the leaves that changes as the plant goes through it's yearly cycle? Do you notice any differences between eating raw (smoothies) or cooked?

 
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!