Can someone please tell what I need to do to grow a large bed of stinging nettles? I.e. what type of soil do they need, what time of year do I sow the seeds, do I need to do anything special to get the seeds to germinate, how long do the seed take to germinate, how much do I water them and finally do they grow best in full sun/part shade or full shade.
I goggled how to grow stinging nettles but I didn't have any luck (unlike when I Google something like how to grow sweat corn(which I get a lot of hits when I look that up).
p.s. one of my friends has a few stinging nettles (that are about to go to seed) growing wild at there place which they kindly said I could harvest the seeds when they are ready