Young fresh nettles can be collected from January onwards until approximately April.
Don’t harvest older nettles!
This is a surprisingly delicious and nutritious plant to pick during the Spring when it is young and not stingy! It is very rich in iron and other minerals and tastes very like spinach.
Cut the head of the young nettle using a glove or plastic bag on your hand to grasp the nettle. (Be careful you only collect from areas that dogs don’t frequent!)
To make a lovely soup add nettles to the following ingredients :
- other vegetables
You can also add a vegetable stock like Swiss Bouillion. You can either liquidise the soup or leave it as a vegetable soup with pieces. It is nice to add a little sour cream to the finished soup.