5124Re: [pfaf] Re: Green manure/mulch
- Jan 28, 2011I am an herbalist-- I have some great recipes for comfrey salves for
several purposes! happy to post here, or send me your email... Frank,
where do you live? there are a few other herbal ingredients in those
salves, don't know if they grow where you are. Cheers, Bekki
fran k wrote:
> Hi Becky. Yes it is invasive. I quite like that because I can dig it
> up and put it by the fruit trees (which is another project to do this
> year), where apparently the pottasium in the dead leaves or cut leaves
> feeds the tree for development of the flowers and the fruit. It will
> be interesting to see if it improves the fruit.
> Weve got two types one is the spreading type, and other is called
> bocking 14 and it doesnt spread, and if you want to propagate that you
> dig it up and split the root like rhubarb. I didnt buy any of it, I
> pinched a few, and have split them since. I like the idea of them
> being a herb too. I had heard that but forgotten. It could have been
> very useful recently for a bad cut through the bone on my finger which
> is still recovering. :) frank
> On Fri, 28 Jan 2011 16:20 GMT Bekki Shining Bearheart LMT wrote:
> >Hi All,
> >I love comfrey and grow it in several places in my yard and gardens--- I
> >find it very useful for improving soil (one area with a lot of clay for
> >instance) and holding banks (we have a stream that runs through our
> >That said, no one has addressed its tendency to be invasive and spread
> >aggressively. I am careful to put it where it won't be a nuisance...
> >I haven't tried cover crops, our vegetable garden is small and all
> >raised beds so I assumed that cover croppng wouldn't be practical; so we
> >mulch heavily with fallen leaves in autumn and amend with horse manure
> >from neighbors. We use the same protocol for our extensive herb beds.
> >(we don't really have much lawn). When we kept goats that was the best--
> >we composted the old bedding and manure and dug it in.
> >We live in rural sutheast Ohio...
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