Welcome to Stinging Nettle Farm. Twenty years ago I innocently purchased and planted one potted common stringing nettle. It wasn't long before I had nettle in my garden, nettle in front of the doorway, and nettle under the child's slide. Every year I spent hours battling this out of control misunderstood "weed". Becoming wiser with age, I realized I needed to learn how to work with the plant, rather than against. We came to an understanding; my garden was off limits and the stinging nettle was welcome to the large open space beyond the fences. It took me a few years to fully appreciate this valuable plant growing in my backyard. Today, with much affection and respect, I accept the sting as I collect the young spring leaves to dry for a tea and/or tonic.
Hope you will continue to check in, to watch our progress with the many projects
on my long to-do-list.