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9386 Congress Street Ext
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
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Edible Acres is a permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different types of plants for our community and beyond!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Stinging Nettles

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Stinging Nettles

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Stinging Nettles

from 7.00

Urtica Dioica
Stinging Nettle could be one of the most hated and most loved plants there is.  People with limited or no plant awareness can hate this plant since a careless stomp or thoughtless pull can result in a deep stinging sensation.  But people that understand how incredibly valuable and worthwhile plants are can appreciate this true powerhouse of a being.

Stinging Nettle may be one of the most nutrient dense plants you could ever hope to eat.  Rich in plant protein, it also has high levels of phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, beta-carotene, and incredible amounts of iron.  Vitamins A, C, D and B complex are all in this wonderful plant as well.  

All this amazing food and medicine in a plant that is an incredibly hardy perennial.  Leaves can be harvested and dried to be used as tea and soup stock all winter or blanched/cooked like spinach all growing season.  Oh, and that sting everyone seems to hate?  It's Formic Acid which has medicinal properties at the low doses present in nettles.

This could be possibly the most useful perennial plant you could want to grow!

We're offering 3 options: 1) Single Plant - which will give you a nice solid set of roots you can plant out or divide a bit to get started, 2) Nettle Patch - which will give you enough root material to establish at least 10 plants in year 1.  3) Nettle Massive Patch - enough root material to plant out or pot up at least 30-40 plants. For those who want the big production quickly! You'll have a thicket in no time!

Size:
Averages 2-3' but can get up to 5' or more in rich soil when flowering

Site Preference:
Nettles can handle most situations but really thrive in deep, rich, moist soils.  Since they bioaccumulate incredible amounts of nutrients that you can then eat, it is worth providing it rich, healthy, organic matter heavy soils in good sun.

Hardiness:
Zone 3

Single Plant or Patch?:
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