Details about 11 RUSSIAN COMFREY, ORGANIC, Bocking 14, 11x2+inch (22 inch) Live root/cuttingsSee original listing
10 Feb, 2012 20:09:56 GMT
Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Organically grown Russian Comfrey (Symphytum x uplandicum)
(Bocking 14 Cultivar)
You will get 11 x 3+ inch high Offsets/cuttings, 33+ inch worth of Live offsett cuttings, From my own garden, the above picture is from my own plants and is an example of what you can expect. I will cut them prior to posting and they will be ready to pot or place direct into the garden although I always find especially this time of year that potting them is better to get them established.
These will be sent bare rooted to save on postage and wrapped with damp cloth to keep fresh, When you recieve them the leaves will be wilted, ensure theyhave a long soak and they will perk up. prior to planting.
Plant them in a permanent bed and this comfrey patch will last you for over 20 years.
I will post 1st class to ensure freshness
Please take some time to look at the information below.
What's the difference between this plant and true comfrey (Symphytum officinalis)? The Bocking 14 cultivar of Russian Comfrey (Symphytum x uplandicum) is a sterile hybrid that will not self-seed and is extremely robust and vigorous. Although both types of comfrey (Russian and True) are useful for making medicine and making compost, in an ideal world one would use the bocking cultivar for producing large amounts of biomass for permaculture gardens, composting, and animal feed, and one would use the true comfrey (Symphytum officinalis) for medicinal purposes.
Chopped up comfrey leaves. Use the first cut of leaves by chopping them up and placing them in a trench with main crop potatoes. As the leaves are high in potassium, they make a excellent fertilizer. Allow to wilt after cutting, then layer to a depth of 1 to 2 inch. Comfrey can also be used on other plants that benefit from high doses of potassium, like tomatoes and runner beans. It has also been used to as a top dressing around soft fruit bushes, as they break down gently cultivate them in.
Comfrey concentrateThe leaves can also be used as a liquid fertilizer. Take the freshly cut leaves and pack them tightly into a plastic container place the container on a base about three foot high to catch the black liquid as it forms. This black liquid should start to appear in about ten days. It then can be drawn off. This process will last for several weeks. Residue can then be used on your compost heap. When you are ready, dilute using one part concentrate to fifteen parts of water. Use to water around your plants, or as a spray-on foliar feed. It will boost failing plants, house plants and greenhouse crops.
Comfrey liquid This is incredibly smelly, so don’t use it near your back door. Put about 5kg (12lbs) of leaves in a 20 gallon water butt (with base and top) fill with water. Keep the lid on or you will attract flies. Leave for four weeks, then draw the liquid off.
Composting Transfer the las of the plants leaves in October, together with all their goodness, into your compost heap.
Also Comfrey has many medicinal uses, and my chicken love eating the wilted leaves, but please note that rarely some people may get a rash from touching the leaves of particularly the russian comfrey