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Stinging Nettle Seeds

Size: 1 Packet
  • Stinging Nettle, (Urtica dioica), is a versatile perennial herb native to Europe, Asia, and Africa. Recognized for its stinging hairs, it is surprisingly a beneficial plant for your home garden. Its leaves, when cooked or dried, are edible and have been traditionally used in herbal teas and soups. With its high growth rate, Stinging Nettle is sometimes considered a weed, but if well managed the plants provide abundant foliage and contribute to your garden's biodiversity.

    • Hardy Perennial Herb - Stinging Nettle, sometimes called burning nettle, is a perennial herb with a remarkable capacity to thrive in various conditions outdoors. This plant reaches from 3-7 feet and is easy to recognize by its heart-shaped leaf with tiny hairs that cause a stinging sensation with touch.
    • Traditional Culinary and Herbal Uses - Stinging Nettle leaves have been used in traditional herbal remedies for centuries. The stinging hairs can be neutralized by drying or cooking. The dried herb can be used as a beneficial tea, and the leaves are good cooked and used as a nutritious, spinach-like green leafy vegetable.

    Net Wt. 500MG

    Learn more about Stinging Nettle in our Survival Garden Training Blog
    The Benefits of Growing Stinging Nettle

  • Sustainable Living -Cultivating your own herbs contributes to a more self-sufficient lifestyle. Growing your herbs allows for fresher and more flavorful additions to your dishes compared to store-bought alternatives. Plus, cultivating herbs provides a habitat for beneficial insects, promoting biodiversity in your garden.
  • Easy to Grow - Seeds are packed in a beautiful paper packet with instructions for successful growing and germination in your own home garden. Each package also has instructions for saving seeds after harvest. Getting started is simple for both beginner and experienced gardeners.
  • Quality Seeds - Plant now or store for future growing seasons. These seeds will remain viable for years if stored in a cool dry location. Our safe, non-hybrid non-GMO heirloom seeds are always open-pollinated, naturally grown, untreated, and selected to ensure the best germination rates


Heirloom seeds are the types of seeds your grandparents grew. These varieties have been passed down from generation to generation. They’re old reliable open-pollinated varieties that aren’t typically grown commercially. Instead, they have a rich history that predates modern breeding techniques.

You can learn more about open-pollinated, heirloom, and non-GMO seeds in our Survival Garden Training blog.

The majority of our seeds are sourced in the United States, with a few exceptions when the seed is difficult to source domestically. Whenever we do have to source outside of the US, we ensure our seeds are safe to grow, non-GMO varieties that meet our standards for germination and reliability.

No, we do not pre-treat our farmer seeds. All of our garden seeds for sale are untreated, open-pollinated, non-GMO, and heirloom varieties. They are kept in temperature-controlled cooler storage until they are packed and shipped to keep them pest and disease-free.

The seeds in our collections are specifically chosen from varieties that can be successfully grown from Zone 3 to Zone 10 USDA Hardiness Zones. However, individual varieties have specific needs to thrive in different environments. Each seed pack has optimal temperatures for germination and instructions on seed starting. Consult local frost dates to plan your garden and get the most out of your seeds.

Our seeds will generally last for 3-10 years if they are appropriately stored in a cool, dry place. However, we encourage you to grow your survival seeds within a year or two of purchase. This yields the best germination rates possible and also gives you more experience growing survival food now. At the end of the growing season, follow the instructions on the back of each packet for saving seeds for future gardens. These new seeds for survival will be more adapted to thrive in the growing conditions where you are.

We sell by weight for greater accuracy. We also pick the carefully chosen varieties to create the best survival seed vault possible, instead of aiming for a higher seed count by choosing only varieties with smaller seeds.

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