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Friday, November 21, 2008

NEW NETTLES IN NOVEMBER

Lucy Corrander - New Nettles in November - 19th November 2008
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11 comments:

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Nice...I see a soup and it's free/ Tyra

Lucy Corrander said...

That's an idea.

I would usually associate nettle soup with spring - but these are young and tender.

Nettle soup needs a lot of other vegetables in with it (I reckon) to make it tasy and I haven't had it for years and maybe I should give it another try.

Lucy

Hermes said...

I know they have many uses but my arms still twitch when I see them - so many stings over the years as they seem to love my garden.

Anna said...

I did not know you could eat them? I agree with Hermes--itchy. Your blog is beautiful.

Zoƫ said...

They make a great liquid manure too.

Lucy Corrander said...

Thanks Anna.

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

Zoe - I'm sure I could take a few for soup but less certain I would be popular if I went along with a wheelbarrow to take them in quantities for liquid manure!

Lucy

easygardener said...

Don't they know winter's coming.

ELK said...

so lacy looking ...who would know!

Blossom said...

I've always thought nettles were pretty...except for that nasty sting. As a teenager I made the once in a lifetime mistake of hiding in a patch of stinging nettle while wearing shorts and short sleeves! Never again...

Lucy Corrander said...

Yes, nettles have their downside - and I'm not so sure there are as many docks around as there used to be for soothing the stings.

And Hermes - I don't suppose they are any more welcome in your garden than nettles are!

Easy Gardener - I blame it on the council (as ever!). They were later than usual trimming the hedgerows so most of our blackberries were destroyed and the flails had a sort of pruning effect on the nettles. I don't suppose winter will bother them (when it comes . . . a few weeks ago the temperature dropped - then they went right up again!).

Blossom - oh! my memory hasn't woken up yet . . . what are those traditional little sayings called . . . the ones which summarise wise advice 'too many cooks' etc.? Anyway . . . 'Never hide in nettles' should be added to the list. And thank you for becoming a 'follower'. I'm really pleased.

(I'll have to get used to you no longer being 'High and Dry'!)

Lucy

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