Comfrey is one of the most useful plants for your garden and property. Chickens, goats, horses and cows love wilted Comfrey leaves, some farm animals are less finicky and will ingest it right from the plant. It is also a great source of fertiliser for your property. Comfrey also has great medicinal purposes as well.
Comfrey contains high levels of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium which is very beneficial to growing a garden. Comfrey has very long roots that carry these natural necessary fertilisers that are crucial to a gardener. These natural fertilisers are ideal for vegetables, especially tomatoes and potatoes. The Comfrey leaves can be harvested and made into garden compost tea as a fertiliser added to plants.
Compost Tea Recipe – A simple recipe of Comfrey leaves and water. Add Comfrey leaves to a bucket, about ¼ of the bucket, fill remaining bucket with water. In 4 weeks your compost tea will be ready for fertilising your garden.
Comfrey Leaves - From an established comfrey bed, you can harvest the leaves three, four to sometimes five cuttings per season. Use those wilted leaves and let them decompose over your garden plants such as tomatoes and potatoes. The ground and the plants will suck up the wonderful nutrients that Comfrey offers.
Comfrey is a wonder plant used in a variety of topical medicinal uses. The world wide web hosts a large variety of recipes for the following uses; salves, creams, ointment, balms, poultice, root powder and oils. The recipes have been known to treat ailments of bruises, wounds, gout, ulcers of the lungs, aches and pains as well as something as serious as broken bones. Comfrey is known for its increased rate of cell multiplication that speeds up healing. NOTE: Comfrey is NOT to be consumed internally in any way, topical use only.
|Botanical Name||Symphytum officinale|