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With a little preparation, you can turn stinging nettles into a wonderful fertilizer for your garden. Armed with garden gloves, gather a bunch of nettles, then steep one ounce of leaves per cup of boiling water for 30 minutes. Skim off the wilted leaves and add 10 parts water to 1 part fertilizer. Once the mixture is cool—voilà!—use it to water plants as usual.
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