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Nettle (Urtica dioica L.)

Nettle is a “mean” perennial herbaceous plant that we all definitely remember (unpleasantly) from our childhood!

Nettle has been used for centuries as a wild vegetable and it's rich in vitamins (K,A,B2,B6) minerals (Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium) and antioxidants.

It contains a nice amount of fibers and it's challenging to the touch only up until is cooked/blanched.

You can consume this unfriendly but tasty green in quiches, soups, pesto, teas, filled pasta- there are so many uses!

We love foraging and cooperating with nature, so when Nettle is ready for harvest you can find it amongst our products in the form of bread buns, savoury bite tarts or pesto.

This wonderful plant has many uses and benefits, not only nutritional, but also medicinal.
It's been used for eczema, joint pain, arthritis, hay fever, hair loss, reduces blood pressure and can help in the early stages of UTI.

Herbs can trigger side effects, interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications.
Please consult your health care provider before consuming Nettle.

Nettle is also a fenomenal fertilizer! In fact fermenting it for few weeks makes a very powerful “tea” that plants love (Important note: at this point is not Stinging Nettle anymore but rather Stinking Nettle) and it's
the main fertilizer used in our gardens as we only use nutrients from natural origin.

Fun fact! Gardening sometimes is unpredictable: at the moment all the Nettle observed in co.Wicklow is covered in aphids and while this is completely normal (this is the safest habitat for aphids) we will be
waiting for the Ladies to do their job before we harvest it again!

Gardening most difficult teaching is Patience 🤠
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