Might be a stupid question. Are these nettles? Haha

NotyalcaNotyalca Posts: 84
I have sowed lots and lots of seeds in my new bed so I’ve been waiting for everything to grow before I start weeding so I know what’s what.   
So here’s were my stupid question starts haha. I’ve been away for a few days and come back to nettles everywhere. I’ve come to pick them out but there not stinging me haha.  Every year I get stung to death pulling nettles out.  I’ve even touched them on purpose and now I’m doubting myself even though I know they look just like nettles 😂

And please don’t be rude.  I know they quite obviously look like nettles. 


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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 10,933
    edited 16 May
    Yes, they do look like nettles.
    One sure way to find ouch.....when they are a bit bigger.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 1,620
    edited 16 May
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  • NotyalcaNotyalca Posts: 84
    That ms my point pansyface I’ve touched them, Brushed past them. One of my kids sat in a patch whilst I had my back turned.  And nothing!! No one hasn’t been stung hahah
  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 1,054
    What did you sow? it might give us more of a clue
    AB Still learning
  • NotyalcaNotyalca Posts: 84
    Im actually very surprised I still have the list. I thought Id binned it.    Apologies for how scruffy it is. Hope you can read it haha  

    there may have been some more since then but that was the first lot I put in the garden. (Not all went into This particular bed)
  • NotyalcaNotyalca Posts: 84
    This bed is just for red and yellow flowers and a few whites if that helps 
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,395
    They are definitely nettles. Pull them out now before the stings develop.
    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 44,418
    They are definitely nettles. Pull them out now before the stings develop.
    Yes ... those are nettles ... I spent my childhood in fields, hedgerows and ditches ... definitely stinging nettles aka Urtica dioica.
    In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt ... Margaret Atwood
  • wild edgeswild edges The bottom of Wales (literally)Posts: 343
    Snip the new growth and make a tea with some sage leaves and mint. Lovely  :) You can dry out the spare tops and keep using them for tea for months. It also goes well with elderflower which will be along shortly and I like it with red clover flowers but that might not be to everyone's taste.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 44,418
    Steam them and add them to mashed potatoes = Nettle Champ 

    https://www.recipelion.com/Irish-Recipes/Irish-Nettle-Champ 
    In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt ... Margaret Atwood
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