I wanted to do a quick post to share how I am using my three year old Comfrey plant to feed my Garden and compost. Plants – just like people – need specific macro-nutrients for maximum growth, to bloom and produce fruit.
The three major nutrients required by plants are: Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. Comfrey has a lot of all three making it a great choice for a readily bio-available fertilizer. In addition to fertilizer, some ways you can use it:
- Boost your compost. Toss leaf Trimmings in your compost to break down your compost rapidly, naturally and effectively.
- As a Mulch. The plant grows really quickly. Get in the habit of saving the cutting and use the dried pieces ( leaves and stems) to feed your soil.
- Feed The Soil Where it Is Planted. The soil surrounding the plant will naturally be a rich dark brown from all of the nutrients comfrey provides
- As a Fertilizer. Brew a Tea which you can use to fertilize your Garden
How To Brew Comfrey Tea Fertilizer:
The traditionally method of making a comfrey fertilizer requires 20-30 days. To learn more about that method I invite you to view this link.
For my Fertilizer I simply:
- Collected a large portion of leaves, stems and root pieces.
- Placed all pieces in my spaghetti pot
- Covered with water
- Brewed for 30 min.
- Allowed to steep for an additional hour ( to cool – and strengthen )
The result was a really strong tea I could use for fertilizer. I mixed one part tea to one part water. (half and half) And fertilized at the Root of each plant directly. I watered in This method worked tremendously and was really fast. Give it a try! The plants perked right up and were so happy from something so simple – and FREE! Give it a try!
Read more at Gardening Know How: Comfrey Fertilizer: Information About Comfrey Tea For Plants https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/comfrey/comfrey-fertilizer-information.htm