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Hatty

  • Joined Feb 2011
Re: Comfrey
« Reply #60 on: March 01, 2011, 07:35:59 pm »
The comfrey you need for the garden is Bocking 14 which doesn't grow from seed.  If you need root cuttings I will happily send you some if you pay the postage.  It's wonderful stuff - you make a liquid feed (your granddads tea), you can chop it and use it as a mulch, you can dig it into tomato planting holes, add it to the compost heap or use it to enrich bought growing compost.  It is also very good for sheep who like to graze the young leaves and of course the bees and other beneficial insects absolutely love the flowers.  So if you want some roots (I have masses ) please pm me.

would you send some to sunny yorkshire? :wave:
How long did you say it would take me to dig this 5 acres with my spade?

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Comfrey
« Reply #61 on: March 02, 2011, 12:43:42 am »
Of course  :)  Just pm me your address.  Or, if you are close to the A1 I could drop it off next week as I will be driving down it - by post I can only fit in fairly small plants, although they grow quickly.
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Mo

  • Joined Jun 2010
  • Yorkshire
    • A Small Holding
Re: Comfrey
« Reply #62 on: March 03, 2011, 09:21:26 am »
would you send some to sunny yorkshire? :wave:

It's grey and dull in my part of Yorkshire  ;)
And Fleecwife's Comfrey is thriving, she kindly sent me some last year which took well.

Hatty

  • Joined Feb 2011
Re: Comfrey
« Reply #63 on: March 03, 2011, 01:23:33 pm »
would you send some to sunny yorkshire? :wave:

It's grey and dull in my part of Yorkshire  ;)
And Fleecwife's Comfrey is thriving, she kindly sent me some last year which took well.

Depends on your outlook, could have been chuckin it down I felt sunny lol  :wave:
How long did you say it would take me to dig this 5 acres with my spade?

Beewyched

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
    • tunkeyherd.co.uk
Re: Comfrey
« Reply #64 on: March 10, 2011, 02:41:05 pm »
The comfrey you need for the garden is Bocking 14 which doesn't grow from seed.  If you need root cuttings I will happily send you some if you pay the postage.  It's wonderful stuff - you make a liquid feed (your granddads tea), you can chop it and use it as a mulch, you can dig it into tomato planting holes, add it to the compost heap or use it to enrich bought growing compost.  It is also very good for sheep who like to graze the young leaves and of course the bees and other beneficial insects absolutely love the flowers.  So if you want some roots (I have masses ) please pm me.

Hiya Fleecwife  :wave:
Would you by any chance have any of this Comfrey left - promise I'll make sure the piggies won't get to it all  ;) sounds like my bees & veggies would love it  :yum:
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oink

  • Joined Feb 2009
Re: Comfrey
« Reply #65 on: March 10, 2011, 03:53:40 pm »
another scrounger here if you have any left.  i could post you some hatching eggs in return or I'm saving seeds this year so could give you some veg seed at the end of the year.

Hatty

  • Joined Feb 2011
Re: Comfrey
« Reply #66 on: March 10, 2011, 04:44:50 pm »
oh dear I really started something  ::) Comfrey planted  ;D
How long did you say it would take me to dig this 5 acres with my spade?

northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Fife
    • North Fife Blog
Re: Comfrey
« Reply #67 on: March 10, 2011, 07:47:28 pm »
honest, folks, there;s plenty here in fife - it does seed over the years but it still does the job  - it's free  ;D

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Comfrey
« Reply #68 on: March 11, 2011, 12:09:28 am »
Hi Beewyched and oink - last two lots of comfrey will come to you, then that will be it for this season as it's starting to grow and getting too difficult to dig up..  Can you both pm me with your postal addresses please.
Oink - what eggs do you have?  I am looking for blue and dark brown layers, but not Marans as they are too like my Scots Greys.  But in fact the comfrey is free, just in return for the P&P..... :)  I just like to think of it growing all over the country.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2011, 05:44:50 pm by Fleecewife »
"Let's not talk about what we can do, but do what we can"

There is NO planet B - what are YOU doing to save our home?

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

 Love your soil - it's the lifeblood of your land.

Hatty

  • Joined Feb 2011
Re: Comfrey
« Reply #69 on: March 11, 2011, 01:27:08 pm »
this is interesting all about comfrey  :bouquet:

http://www.allotment.org.uk/vegetable/comfrey/comfrey.PDF

 :wave:
How long did you say it would take me to dig this 5 acres with my spade?

deepinthewoods

  • Guest
Re: Comfrey
« Reply #70 on: March 11, 2011, 01:56:55 pm »
just for reference:

In his book “Comfrey, Past Present and Future” Hills listed the results of analysis of Comfrey grown at Bocking.

Comparative Nutritional Analysis of comfrey, compost and manure

Material Water % N%  P % K % C:N 
Farm Yard Manure 76.0 0.64 0.23 0.32 14:1
Wilted Russian Comfrey 75.0 0.74 0.24 1.19 9.8:1
Indoor Compost 76.0 0.50 0.27 0.81 10:1

He also made Comfrey juice by using 14lbs of comfrey leaves in a 20 gallon drum. Again the results of the analysis are shown below.

Material DM N P K
Tomorite 0.1410 0.0130 0.0139 0.0093
Comfrey 0.4090 0.0140 0.0340 0.0059

DM – dry matter, N – Nitrogen, P – Potash, K – Phosphorous


Beewyched

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
    • tunkeyherd.co.uk
Re: Comfrey
« Reply #71 on: March 11, 2011, 04:42:10 pm »
Many thanks Fleecewife - have PM'd you  :)
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