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Stinging Nettle Seeds

Stinging Nettle seeds grow into hardy perennial plants that are highly nutritious and beneficial, but are most well known for delivering a sharp sting when touched. Stinging Nettle prefers rich, moist soil that drains well. It grows to full potential with partial to direct sunlight. Particularly noted for medicinal benefits, stinging nettle is also highly useful in organic gardening. The leaves have plenty of nutrients and are commonly used in teas and remedies.

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The Benefits of Growing Stinging Nettle

Survival Garden Seeds offers Stinging Nettle seeds for sale to gardeners interested in the health benefits of this potent herb. Our non-GMO seeds are selected for their germination rates, vitality and high yield. They’ll be an excellent addition to your herbal garden.

Growing Stinging Nettle Seeds in Your Garden

  • Rich in nutrients
  • Medicinal properties
  • Hardy and perennial
  • Heirloom, non-GMO seeds


Stinging Nettle, or Urtica dioica, is a versatile herb that is also valuable in wildlife habitats for caterpillars. It can serve as a natural pest repellent or green manure in organic gardening. Stinging nettle plants can reach up to 4 feet tall. They have fine hairs on their leaves and stems, which cause a stinging sensation upon contact. This herb is thought to come from the colder regions of Europe and Asia, but grows worldwide today.


Sow stinging Nettle seeds for planting in early spring directly in a prepared spot in the garden. They can be started indoors in flats before the last frost, too. These seeds require light to germinate. Sow them on the surface of the soil, pressing lightly without covering. Keep the soil consistently moist until germination in around 14 days. Transplant seedlings to their final location when they are large enough to handle. Space them about 8 inches apart.


Stinging Nettle needs minimal upkeep when established. Provide a shady to partly sunny spot with rich, damp soil. Watering during dry periods will help maintain growth. Harvest leaves before the plant flowers, always wearing gloves for protection. Typically, late spring to early summer is the best time.

Growing Stinging Nettle in your garden has many advantages, as this herb is used in various ways. This beneficial herb may support joint health and urinary function and can be consumed as tea or in tinctures and other remedies.

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