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Can you just dig nettle leaves in the ground

Hi i just thought i could dig some nettles into a trench then put compost  on then soil and put my courgette plants on top of it, i do not want to mess around with nettle tea i thought that the leaves would slowly rot and release nutrients into the soil, i think it be ok ,  what do the experienced gardeners think


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,689
    Sounds fine to me. No roots or seeds though, or you’ll live to regret it. 😊
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • nick615nick615 SW IrelandPosts: 1,163
    Yes, I'd agree about 'no seeds' in particular, but nettles do seem to flower at a very early phase of their development so beware.  Having said that, nettles are one of the finest nutrients for runner beans once well and truly decomposed.
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