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Old 05-04-2011, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Homer Alaska
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In Alaska stinging nettle is a fairly popular "gathered" spring green for eating. I have known for years that it is edible but have never tried it...its on my Alaska bucket list.
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:28 AM
 
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I developed a poison ivy like rash on my forearms and couldn't figure out how I got it. I'm pretty vigilant about staying away from poison ivy and kill it whenever I see it in the yard. Then while watering I figured it out. When I'd reach to turn on the spigot for the hose, I'd brush up against a rosemary plant we kept on the hose holder. I'd rub some on my fingers for the smell and use some for seasoning on grilled chicken and it never bothered me. But on my skin it must have caused a reaction.
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