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I want to buy Stinging Nettle Crowns

 
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Scientific Name: Urtica dioica
Common Name:  Stinging Nettle
Does anyone have the courage to wade into their patch to dig some crowns for me?
I have not had success with seeds.
What is your fee for such danger?
 
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I've  got a patch of them that could use some thinning, but the ground is still going to be frozen for a couple of weeks.  If you don't have any luck between now and then, remind me and I'll see if I can get out there and dig a few.  

How many are you looking for?
 
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I'd hope 4 would be enough to start a patch? I have big dreams and a small pocketbook.
 
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That's a good plan.  PM me in two weeks if you don't have any luck with a more immediate source, and I'll see if the ground is dig-ready here.    
 
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In my experience nettles are one of those plants that grows from a tangle of roots and will sprout from a really quite tiny bit, like mint.  So I wouldn't be worrying about wading into the middle of a patch looking for a "crown" as such.
 
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You can have as many as you want free , just pop round
 
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David Livingston wrote:You can have as many as you want free , just pop round



Ha! They'd confiscate it at the airport.
 
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I have some you can have. Mine is spreading like fire and I'm afraid my babes will end up in it.
 
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Nicole, if you want to try, try to dig the just sprouted seed. I don't know about nettles, but that's the way I move other deep-rooted plants.
On the plus side, even if they don't make it, it'll help the soil. If you want, we can try together, I'll pay postage.
 
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I ship nettle plants well rooted one plant or a box of 15 plus . www.sharonsnatural gardens.com  I also sell just the seed  .Sharon
 
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Can I uggest you find yourself a good patch and simply harvest from there? It is an invasive plant and finding it farther down the road in different spots in your garden will not be a joy...just a suggestion...
 
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ITS great if you find it where you live but it does not grow everywhere .It is not that hard to grow from seed but does take a while to come up . I never found it here in Delaware when I was a kid wandering around the farm and woods . When I went to Ireland, they were amazed that people would buy it! It grows well in Europe . I even ship it fresh cut in spring and pick it bare handed . if you do not let it touch the back of your hand it will not sting .. The sting is good for the arthritis in my hands .
 
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Just an idea - could you take a walk around your neighbourhood and try to find some nettles on a public patch and take one up by the root to replant in your garden?
 
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Joylynn, has Liz got you covered?
If not, I'd be glad to dig you some for shipping and a couple of bucks.
 
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Viviane Matte wrote:Can I uggest you find yourself a good patch and simply harvest from there? It is an invasive plant and finding it farther down the road in different spots in your garden will not be a joy...just a suggestion...



I know that nettle does grow in my region. I experienced a plant in the neighbors yard before I knew of its' benefits. That plant was mowed down eight years ago, and I haven't seen any myself since. We actively forage for wild edibles. But I haven't found nettles. Nettles hide from me. They do not wish to be in my tummy, nor experimented on as fiber. I must obtain them in a manner that they don't know it's me who is getting them.
 
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Purple Mooseages sent to Liz Jolly and Mike Cantrell
 
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