Nettle teabags

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sloegin

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Nettle teabags
« on: July 15, 2010, 17:44 »
I have nettle teabags in cupboard.  Do you think i could make up some tea for my plants? Would it work?

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Re: Nettle teabags
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 18:37 »
 :D
I'm sure that your plants would love it.

However, it seems a little extravagant to use something you've probably paid a small fortune for when it is so easy to make your own nettle tea with free ingredients.
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Re: Nettle teabags
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010, 18:59 »
Very true WW ;) ! I have some nettles growing out of a hanging basket along with something else not sure if it's a weed, i should maybe take a pic and post it here. My aunt has been making comfrey stuff it stinks!

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Re: Nettle teabags
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2010, 22:51 »
I tried making my own this year and have just started using it.  I'll let you know if it works but I know one thing already - it stinks to high heaven, almost as bad as a pig farm :)

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Re: Nettle teabags
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2010, 16:00 »
Has anyone tried nettle and garlic pate on oat cakes? Yummy :)
 
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Re: Nettle teabags
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2010, 22:51 »
Has anyone tried nettle and garlic pate on oat cakes? Yummy :)
 
No, i would love to, how do you prepare the spinach?

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Re: Nettle teabags
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2010, 16:51 »
Hi Sloegin, I had this at a re enactment weekend, apparently very popular in Medieval times.  They used fresh young nettle tops, (although spinach could work)  washed and then cooked for a few mins until wilted. Drain (the water can be used for your plants) squeeze out all moisture, add chopped garlic and fry then serve with home made oat cakes  :)

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Re: Nettle teabags
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2010, 15:20 »
Hi Sloegin, I had this at a re enactment weekend, apparently very popular in Medieval times.  They used fresh young nettle tops, (although spinach could work)  washed and then cooked for a few mins until wilted. Drain (the water can be used for your plants) squeeze out all moisture, add chopped garlic and fry then serve with home made oat cakes  :)
Sounds lovely will try this  ;)



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