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Nettles?

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I've fallen under the spell of the WIld Nettles Pizza served at Chez Panisse Cafe here in Berkeley. Our local produce market occasionally sells nettles at around $5/lb. It takes a lot of raw nettles to net enough cooked for a decent pizza topping. I'd like to try growing my own. Has anyone tried growing the prickly beasties?

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  1. They grow wild here. They are prolific out in the dunes of the beach in summer. If they'll grow out there, they probably do great with some TLC.