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- 25 Russian Comfrey 2" Root Cuttings
25 Russian Comfrey 2" Root Cuttings
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Russian Comfrey Root Cuttings - 25 2" pieces
-This listing is for a combination of root cuttings from bocking #4 and bocking #14 plants. It is harvested from a planting block that has both cultivars mixed together.
- Grown naturally on a diverse permaculture farm
- shipped unwashed for greater longevity
- All Cuttings will be at least 2 inches long. Some will be much thicker than others
- If I include a thin cutting I will make sure that it is substantially longer than 2 inches.
Comfrey is an easy to grow and prolific plant. Once established, its vegetative growth can be chopped down and used as a nutrient dense mulch ~3x a year. It is famously planted near trees in permaculture systems, as its deep roots mine minerals from the depths of the soil, bringing them up into their leaves, and depositing them on top of the soil for the whole ecosystem’s benefit. The leaves are also brewed to make compost tea, can be used as animal feed, and have medicinal properties. I plant them around my tree crops to suppress weeds, and tohave a convenient chop and drop plant for mulching. Simply plant a root cutting a few inches in the soil to establish this perennial powerhouse.
I like the idea of for every acre of garden, have an acre of comfrey. This will create a perpetual mulch and fertility source for the garden. About 3 times a year cut all the comfrey plants down with sythe and use the nutrient rich leaves to mulch the garden. At Interwoven, we plan to establish such a patch in between a row of trees this fall.