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May 30, 2010 11:19 AM

Stinging Nettles in Toronto

Has anyone seen these sold anywhere? Is there a season? tx

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  1. Nettle tea should be available in the specialty tea stores or spice and herb shops.
    The season for gathering your own will be July and August, and it looks like a banner year for weed-like plants.
    Richters has plants, leaves and seeds

    1. On Saturdays, at St Lawrence (North pavillion) market there is a woman (I believe her name is Linda) who sells dried and fresh herbs.

      1. I was at the Evergreen market in the brickworks yesterday and there was a farm from King ( ?) that had them.

        1. Vivkie's Veggies from Prince Edward County has had then most Saturday's at the Wychwood Farmer's Market for several weeks now.

          Once the plant sets flowers the leaves develop cystoliths which can irritate the urinary tract, even though the plant is available throughout summer I wouldn't bother after late spring to avoid plants that have set flower. Hence I think this year;s season is getting close to over.

          1. Usually you eat the new young shoots in the spring.