Posted by: Small House Under a Big Sky Homestead | July 13, 2015

Everything you always wanted to know about COMFREY but were afraid to ask.

I LOVE comfrey. I grow it for the bees, for comfrey tea (garden fertilizer) and as a nitrogen accumulator under our fruit trees.

Not Dabbling In Normal

Russian comfrey
Comfrey: super-plant or overrated weed? Have you ever wondered why useful plants are usually delicate creatures, yet weeds just thrive, without any care at all, and pondered wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was such a thing as a useful weed? Comfrey is it. comfrey roots A perennial herb, a member of the borage family, its deep tap roots mine the soil of nutrients, filling its leaves with minerals such as the holy trinity of plant food, nitrogen, and phosphorous and potassium, along with calcium and iron. It remains only to harvest it and make a comfrey “tea” (concentrate) to use as a plant food, use it as a mulch and even feed it to animals. Comfrey leaves contain more Nitrogen and Potassium/Potash (K) than farmyard manure or garden compost and more Phosphorus than farmyard manure. They have a low fibre content, so they readily decompose, producing comfrey tea and a relatively…

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