[permaculture] wood nettles

Jon Raney jon at svphoenix.net
Mon Apr 14 19:14:52 EDT 2008

Thanks, I'll check it out. Jon

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 9:56 AM, <SArjuna at aol.com> wrote:

>     Yes, the wood nettle is Laportea canadensis.   If it doesn't grow
> naturally where you live, Jon, you can plant some in a moist, shady area
> and it
> should yield a nice patch pretty soon, unless your winters are terribly
> cold.
> I've seen it where it gets to -25F in winter.
>     The photo on the u pper right of Sam Thayer's home page is wood
> nettle.
>     Wood nettle shoots should be emerging pretty soon now.    So keep your
> eyes open.   As I said, if you see any kind of nettle growing in damp
> shade,
> it's almost surely wood nettle.   Touch it and see it it stings!
>     Then pick (with gloves on) and steam and eat some!    If there's a big
> patch, eat some of the spring shoots, then let it grow.    Mmmm.   And 20%
> protein.
>     Shivani in WI
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Jon Raney
s/v Phoenix
Bellingham, WA

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