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bobc1941 | 08:19 Sat 19th Sep 2020 | Home & Garden
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I have cut all my stinging nettles down and soaked them in water for 4 weeks
what benefits will I get ?

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https://www.nature-and-garden.com/gardening/fermented-stinging-nettle-tea.html Morning Bob - this may be of some help.
08:27 Sat 19th Sep 2020
The joy of soggy nettles.
You can now safely walk round your garden in shorts and flip flops
Love that answer ff at 08.40!
^ So do I!
From what I can gather, if you put it in the wrong place - lots more nettles!
a bucket of stinky water
They'll regrow even stronger, you need a serious weed killer!
"tender handed stroke a nettle and it stings you for your pains, grasp it like a man of mettle and it soft as silk remains.

Aaron Hill, the nettles lesson 1743
If you get a hangover from the nettle wine, eat some boiled dock leaves.
When I first read the original post I thought it was a reference to claiming Universal Credit or similar
Apparently Peacock butterflies lay their eggs on stinging nettles, so they can be useful!
Also, the food plant of the small tortoiseshell butterfly in its larval stage. So it's beneficial to leave a patch of nettles for them.
Agree totally with the last two comments. Nettles are very beneficial to butterflies.

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