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Killing Stinging Nettles

I want something to get rid of nettles, there is a load of them. I also want to plant some flowers in the summer. Can you help?


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May 21, 20171 found this helpful
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Most garden sites will state that a home owner cannot buy the "killer" for stinging nettles but when I had a small farm, my son used RoundUp and it did kill the roots and all. He mowed the weeds to about 2-3 inches high and then donned appropriate gear and sprayed the area. (Made sure it was not a windy day and no rain in the forecast.) He waited for a week and then sprayed the area again. There were none left and I did not have/see any new starts for the next 5 years that I lived there. We used RoundUp Concentrate for poison ivy (followed all directions) but they now have a weed killer especially for stinging nettles.
Here is a link that has some information in case you wish to try it yourself.

www.roundup.com.au/.../weed-killer-for-stinging-nettles

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I am desperate for a cheap and environmentally friendly way of getting rid of stinging nettles. Is there any alternative to just pulling them out by hand or am I just dreaming?

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August 10, 20100 found this helpful
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Get rid of them? Holy cow I wish we had them! They are delish! No, I'm not kidding. Use them in any cooked dish instead of spinach. I am including a couple of links for recipes, the first one also will talk you through how to prepare them.
www.learningherbs.com/nettles.html
allrecipes.com/.../Detail.aspx

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August 11, 20100 found this helpful
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The short answer has to be "no". As far as I know there is no non-chemical method of getting rid of this area of nettles short of pulling them out by hand, and that will take forever. Good luck.

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August 7, 2010

My question is about a property I own in zone 4b. I have a patch of Nettles the stinging ones that grows in a Strawberry and fern area.

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