Things to do with nettles

29 Apr

I love this link from The Daily Telegraph web site. I made Nettle Soup a few years ago and it was delicious. Back in the War Years people foraged far more than they do today but with people like Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall it is becoming a fashionable thing to do again. Roll on September and Blackberry time!

Top Ten Uses for Nettles


Posted by on April 29, 2010 in April, Cooking, The garden



4 responses to “Things to do with nettles

  1. Sarah

    April 29, 2010 at 20:58

    Thanks for the comment on my blog, much appreciated!
    I’m intending on trying nettle tea as a preventative measure against hayfever, so I’ll be heading off to the riverbanks this weekend with rubber gloves. Will be interesting to see how it tastes… have never tried nettle before.

  2. Jo

    April 30, 2010 at 09:48

    I’ve never used nettles for anything before, but there are quite a few blog posts at the moment about making a nettle liquid feed for plants. I’m going to try this with comfrey instead.

  3. dawn

    May 8, 2010 at 16:37

    Oh, we’re nettle fans. We make comfrey juice but also have tried nettle juice for feeding plants (both really stinky to make!) – great free plant food.
    We also eat them and have in the past made soups, fritters, used wilted as spinach, and have this weekend started a nettle beer and also a nettle cordial. We picked too many though so think some will be made into tea too. I’m sure we’ve done some other things with them too but can’t think right now.
    We’re keen foragers here and awaiting the lovely elderflowers now – almost flowering – to make our yearly supply of cordial and champagne, both of which are delicious.

    • trevorhunt

      May 9, 2010 at 08:31

      Hi Dawn,
      I am really impressed with what you are doing with the humble stinging nettle. I am going to make some liquid feed up and place it well away from the house as it does pong a bit! I had a great Comfrey bed in a previous garden and it was a wonderful feed for the plants. I am going to look at making Wild Garlic soup before they disappear. Bring on the Elderflowers!


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