Garden And Gardener

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by Diane - June 14th, 2012.
Filed under: Thompson and Morgan.

Confrey is a garden essential.

Comfrey – 1 packet (30 seeds)

Comfrey ‘Bocking 14’ – 5 root cuttings

Comfrey Pellets – 1 litre bag – 600 gms

Available in 3 different ways from Thompson and Morgan.
Seeds, roots and pellets.
The pellets are ready to use. The roots should be potted up and then put out in the garden when they’ve started shooting up leaves.
The seeds need growing as per the instructions. Germination rate was about the same in propogator as greenhouse. Small seedlings need slug protection but older plants are too furry for them to nibble.

How much comfrey? As much as you can squeeze in! You’ll use it if you grow potatoes, tomatoes especially and if you want a general plant food then it’s great!

Why is comfrey such a great plant?
It has very long roots that go deep into the ground and bring up nutrients which it stores in it’s leaves. By using the leaves you access the nutrients.

It can be put in any shadey corners too – as it’s happy in sun or semi shade, dappled shade.