4 tips for using comfrey in the garden
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Comfrey is a true wonder plant. Not only do bees love it; ours is buzzing with bees as soon as the flowers appear, but comfrey is every organic gardener’s best friend.
Comfrey is rich in nitrogen; needed for leaf growth, phosphorous; for healthy roots and good germination and potassium; for flowers and fruit. Therefore, it makes the perfect food for plants!
Here are five ways to use comfrey in your organic garden.
Comfrey leaves encourage your compost heap to heat up and contain lots of nitrgoen to kick start the composting process. Comfrey is every composter’s friend; just add some leaves to your compost pile on a regular basis.
It is said that if you line a potato trench with wilted comfrey leaves before planting, you’ll have a bumper and excellent tasting crop!
Fill a tub with water, add a generous handful of comfrey leaves, cover and leave for a month. Hold your nose when you open it, but you’ll have one of the best liquid feeds you could wish for. Dilute with water and give your tomatoes, potatoes and runner beans a good feed.
Mix comfrey leaves with leaf mould to make an effective base for potting compost.
Put a 2 inch thick layer of comfrey leaves around plants to slowly break down and release plant nutrients in the soil. This is particularly effective around tomatoes, and currant bushes.
How about you – do you have comfrey in your garden; how do you use it to benefit your garden?
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