Nettle (Urtica Dioica)

If you know someone with a nettle patch you may want to befriend them. Nettle spreads like mint. As good as it may be, you may only want so much. If you decide to plant it on your property click on this LINK for more info.

Nettle is rich in vitamins A, iron, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. It can be eaten raw when young or it can be steamed and used like you would spinach. You may also dry the leave and use them for tea. Among other things steamed nettle can be used as filling for quiche and spanakopitas.