If I cut a teasel plant while it is green, will it harden into a hard stem for use as a hand drill or is it too premature and just break down? Why don't I just try? I have found 3 in a square metre. Nothing else around. Searched for dead last year's. None. I very rarely find them so I don't want to hack one down if it is not going to be of any use. If there were plenty of them, then yes I would. Thanks.