I'm hoping someone can answer my question on harvesting my nettle.
I have one big beautiful nettle plant. Sadly, while I was away, most of the
plant has already started to seed. I think your not suppose to harvest from
the plant now. Is that correct? or can I still harvest from the sprouts with
Thanks so much!
PS. I so enjoyed your tree talk at the symposium. I look forward to seeing
Once the plant has flowered, you wouldn't harvest leaf but you can gather the seeds as they are good to use.
From Susun: "Nettle seeds nourish the endocrine glands, especially the thyroid. They are said to antidote poisons, but I love them most for their high-protein crunch. The daily dose of ¼ teaspoonful can be added to hot or cold cereals, baked into breads and cookies, sprinkled on salads, or cooked with any whole grain. Add a tablespoonful of nettle seed to a cup of uncooked brown rice and cook in two cups of water for 45 minutes or until done. Nettle seeds are easily harvested too. Cut the stalks down before wind and rain strip them off the stalks. Hang to dry."
Wise Woman Team