- Not a rambling weed, but a super weed
- Fresh seeds from recent harvest
- 150 seeds per packet
- With detailed instructions for successful potting
- The Dog Nettle is a real cosmopolitan plant since it can be found in all temperate regions in Europe, Asia and America.
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SAFLAX Gift Set - Dog Nettle - Urtica urens - 150 seeds - With gift box, card, label and potting substrate
Not a rambling weed, but a super weed
Mail a growing gift to a friend. Coming with the seeds you chose, a little box (17 x 12 x 2 cm) ready to mail, sticker to label the box, greeting card for your personal notes and germfree and permeable potting substrate based on coconut fiber (dried block) in a stand-up bag. This way your friend will be ready to start right away when your gift arrives.
Most people see the Dog Nettle as an undesirable rambling weed, but above all it is a rather tasty medicinal plant. The small Dog Nettle is more delicate and tender than its big sister, the Urtica dioica, but it stings even more when touched. The annual, leafy and herbaceous plant grows between 10 and 60 cm high, and produces from May until November rather inconspicuous greenish-white flower spikes that are pollinated by the wind. Active agents: Dog Nettle tea contains a lot of iron and is often used against spring fever, as well as for purging and flushing the urinary passages, and to ease bladder trouble and light cystitis. For that, you just have to add some of the young, dried leaves to boiled water and let it simmer for a couple of minutes. The young shoots in April or May can be cooked with vegetable dishes, used in fresh vegetable juice or in raw and chopped form in herbed butter. Dog Nettle also goes well in salads, spinach and herbal sauces and can be used as dried herb as well as bread spread. During June or July, the green seeds can be harvested and also used as a tasty bread spread, or roasted for nibbling.
Natural Location: The Dog Nettle is a real cosmopolitan plant since it can be found in all temperate regions in Europe, Asia and America.
Cultivation: Seed propagation indoors is possible throughout the year. However, the ideal time for propagation would be the beginning of the year. To increase the germinability, you should initially keep the seeds in the refrigerator for about a week. After that, slightly press the seeds onto non-fertilized moist potting compost or herb-substrate and put only very little compost earth on top. Cover the seed container with clear film to prevent the earth from drying out, but don't forget to make some holes in the clear film and take it every second or third day completely off for about 2 hours. That way you avoid mold formation on your potting compost. Place the seed container somewhere bright and warm with a temperature between 20° C and 25° Celsius during the day, and a preferably cool temperature during the night. Keep the earth - for instance with a water sprayer - moist, but not wet. Depending on the propagation temperature, the first seedlings will come up after two to four weeks. In April, the seedlings can be planted out in the garden, while setting them up about 20 cm apart from each other.
Place: The Dog Nettle prefers a sunny place for flower formation and to develop strong leaves, but it can also settle in shaded spots.
Care: The Urica urens is a rather modest plant without any special needs and can grow in most soils.
During Winter: The small Dog Nettle is an annual plant and multiplies through self-seeding the next year.
Bonsai ability: No
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