A tale of the sting: Celebrating nettles

Above: Me with my nettle plants. I keep them where they won’t take me by surprise.

The point of the sting

Above: A flowering nettle plant. Not very high profile.

Grasping the nettle

A small nettle plant. Looks pretty innocent but it can defend itself.

New Zealand’s scariest plant

How to grow nettles

The value of nettles

Freshly picked nettles dry quickly on a flat tray or basket.

Strong medicine

How to make nettle infusion

How to dry nettles

Nettle beer

Steamed nettles

Nettle soup

Restorative nettle tonic

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