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Please, please give us the recipe if you would? I have had nettle soup and it was lovely, the idea of nettle jelly sounds wonderful.
The dreaded ground elder was introduced as a pain killer and comfort for those suffering from gout, the Romans brought it here. It is still quite effective as a tea - it was called Bishops Wort because only the bishops were thought to be rich enough to get gout from heavy eating! Take a good large handful of the very youngest leaves, steep them in a mug of boiling water, drain well, sweeten with a little honey if you want, and drink. It is harmless, and does have a slight sedative effect taken just before bed. It doesn't taste delicious but is not revolting either, slightly cabbagy.
A few young dandelion leaves make a nice addition to a green salad, but they will make you wee more than usual.
Thank you very much, this I am very tempted to try.
don't forget to make a nettle feed for your plants, also comfy makes a great feed for plant, but it stinks terrible so keep it at the end of the garden until you need to use it, also keep it covered.
My nettle and comfrey feeds are at the end of the garden, but it's only 15 ft from the neighbours back door. Oops
Just checked on my nettle & comfrey bin, getting quite whiffy already so popped a lid on last night. Blown off this morning and found one of my cats balancing on edge drinking the 'melly liquor!! She is now sitting on the couch looking mystified as to why other cats won't go near her!!