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By Hank

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

Everyone says how good comfrey is for the garden and I have found a source of it well as growing some myself. But no-one seems to mentions the stalks. I usually chop these up small and put them in the compost bin. Is this ok or is there a better way to use them ?



Here it's used as a cover crop, then tilled under.

18 May, 2018


what you have done is fine hank. some make a comfrey liquor by steeping the leaves in a water butt of water. it stinks but is very rich in nutrients. don't dig the roots in as it will grow with a vengeance.

18 May, 2018


We pull it up, let it lay out & dry out, then till it under roots & all. Don't let it go to seed.

18 May, 2018


Thanks guys, I’ve always made the smelly liquid and still have some of last year’s. There seems to be some doubt about using the flowers, or throwing them away ?

18 May, 2018


Compost the lot Hank.

20 May, 2018


My comment about 'don't let it go to seed' may have caused confusion. This was to keep it under control. It can spread.

21 May, 2018

How do I say thanks?

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