Its spring and the nettles patches are growing and I showed them in a post on the walk about and got asked a couple questions on them in the comments area..
So yes, these are indeed those owww. stinging nettles.. now young fresh nettles in the spring or the top two to three inches of fresh growth on older nettles are what you are ideally after, having said that, I also let them get full size, cut them in bundles and hang them to dry for animal use..
But we are talking about the best ways of them for people use.. so please use gloves and have your basket and your cutting tool and snip them off and into the basket..
Then wash them in cold fresh water till clean..
then you need to pick off the useful nettles and throw out for compost the stems..
Tea is always good…
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