Did you know it is Be Nice to Nettles Week. Check out the website called Be Nice to Nettles Week.
The picture above shows stinging nettle (Urtica Dioica).
Nettles play an important role in an organic garden. They are excellent added to a compost heap. They can be made into a liquid manure & used as an excellent tonic when sprayed on leaves & soil.
Nettles also have an important nutritional value as they are rich in vitamins A & C. The formic acid is destroyed by cooking so they can used in the same way as spinach. Use only the top fresh leaves. Nettles can also be made into teas, beers & wines.
Nettles are an excellent addition to cattle fodder & poultry feed as they are rich in chlorophyll, iron, nitrogen & calcium.
I hope you check out the Be Nice to Nettles website as it has some great information.