Comfrey Plants - Organic

Comfrey Plants - Organic
Bones, ligaments, wounds, fertiliser, chook food, compost activator, bees, major plant nutrients.
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Comfrey is a well known companion plant with many edible and medicinal uses too – every garden should have some! 

It has a great balance of the major plant nutrients nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, but is known in particular for its accumulation of potassium.  It also contains silica, magnesium, calcium and iron.

These nutrients will be naturally cycled through the soil as it dies down each winter but a well watered and fertilised patch can be harvested 3-5 times a season.

The leaves can be used to make a liquid fertiliser, added to the compost heap or wilted and used to line potato trenches. 

Comfrey can also be grown around fruit trees as a ground cover (as in the picture) and slashed several times a season to mulch the tree. The flowers are excellent for bees also!

The young leaves are edible for humans – use them raw or cooked. They are slightly hairy so need to be chopped up finely. 

The roots and leaves can be used medicinally either internally, or externally as a poultice. Comfrey is particularly known for its healing properties for skin complaints such as eczema and for cuts, bruises and sprains, and is most well known for it's role in healing broken bones, hence the old name of 'Knit-bone'.

The fresh leaves make great chook fodder, are relished by geese, and have been used as stock fodder for many years, but are preferably fed wilted.

Plant in full sun or part shade. It does not spread by seed – only by root – but plant it where you want it – it’s impossible to remove the deep chunky taproot!   Height to 75cm when in flower – pretty lilac-pink bells in summer.

Organically grown plant. Contact us for pricing for bulk smaller grades.

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