Comfrey is a perennial herb that is high in nutrients and can be used to make compost tea or as a green manure.
Our comfrey plants are in 8" deep 4 " wide pots.
They are easy to transplant and can be used to create a self-sustaining compost system.
This comfrey does not go to seed and only spreads by root cuttings.
Select a location in your fruit tree guild where the comfrey will receive partial to full sun, and where the soil is well-draining.
Comfrey prefers soil that is rich in organic matter and has a slightly acidic pH (around 6.0-7.0). Before planting, add compost or well-rotted manure to the soil to improve fertility.
Plant comfrey in the desired location at a depth that matches the height of the rootball. Space the comfrey plants at least 3 feet apart to allow for their spread.
Water the comfrey plants thoroughly after planting to help settle the soil around the roots.
Comfrey prefers consistently moist soil but can also tolerate short periods of drought. Water the plants regularly, especially during dry spells.
Comfrey is a nutrient accumulator, which means it can extract nutrients from deep in the soil and make them available to nearby plants. However, if the soil is poor or if the comfrey is not growing well, you may want to fertilize the plants with a balanced organic fertilizer.
Comfrey grows quickly and can become invasive if not managed properly. To control its spread, prune the plants back regularly, especially after flowering.
Comfrey leaves can be harvested throughout the growing season and used for a variety of purposes, including as a medicinal herb or as a nutrient-rich addition to the compost pile. Cut the leaves to the ground to encourage new growth.
Comfrey leaves can also be used as a mulch around fruit trees, which can help suppress weeds and retain moisture in the soil.
By following these planting and care instructions, you can incorporate comfrey into your fruit tree guild as a beneficial companion plant that provides valuable nutrients and helps support the health of your fruit trees.
Disclaimer. The live comfrey plants we sell are intended for ornamental, medicinal, and composting purposes only. While comfrey has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes, we do not make any health claims or provide any medical advice. We encourage you to consult with a healthcare professional before using comfrey for any medicinal purposes. We do not take any responsibility for any damages or injuries that may result from the use or handling of our live comfrey plants. By purchasing and using our live comfrey plants, you assume all risks associated with their use and handling. We also do not take any responsibility for the plants after they leave our care. We make every effort to provide high-quality, healthy plants, but we cannot guarantee their survival or growth once they are in your care.