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nettles? citrus herbs?

Madrid | May 5, 201203:55 PM

Okay, I really started asking way early about ramps, chervil, etc. back in those days in March when it was so warm.

But it is May now, with "regular" Boston May weather. I know it's still too early, but I just read the David Tanis NYTimes article posted online today about nettles.

I think I've seen nettles here exactly twice, and both times at the Siena Farms stand in Copley.

I'd really love to try these sting - y greens, as I love greens of all kinds.

Have you ever seen harvested nettles for purchase and if so where and when? I know they are essentially a weed, but have you ever seen them for sale as plants?

Also, I love lemon, lime basil, thyme, etc. I called Russo's and they said they'll have all the basil varieties "in May." Looked at some web sites like the obvious herb lyceum and didn't see anything specified. I'll keep calling now that it's May, but if anyone spots such plants, please let me know.


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