I found some time to divide some of my Bocking 4 Comfrey plants this week. The large plants are very impressive. If next year is as good as this year we will have quite a bit of Colorado comfrey for sale.
This was a one or two year crown planted last fall.
Another large crown.
The roots extending about 2 feet.
Large crown cut in half.
Comfrey root cuttings.
I cut and planted these for more production next year. I need to divide the row of small root cuttings I planted last year. I should have spaced the more than 6 inches apart!
Today I planted the comfrey I dug up from the past residence over a week ago. I kept it in a rubber storage bin with some dirt and water. Some of the larger crowns started producing new leaves since they were cut and dug up.
The blocking varieties of comfrey can only be propagated from root cuttings. Thus I cut some of the roots and divided some of the crowns.
I cleared a while section of the garden thinking I was going to plant the comfrey there them I remembered that removing Comfrey can be difficult and there is already some in the garden so I decided to use some space just outside the garden. I think we will have enough nocking 4 comfrey and surely common comfrey to sell some next year.
Last week when I was headed on a road trip to Lincoln Nebraska I thought it was a good time to spread some of the Common Comfrey seeds that are on my property.
The road we take next to the interstate has some bare areas so I’m hoping the comfrey will establish near there. I threw seeds out the window as I drove by. I also took some seeds all the way to Lincoln to see if thy would grow there. Time will tell if the seeds grow.
These seeds are very sticky in that they are like Velcro when they touch fabric.
In this climate the comfrey produces seeds and mostly does during the warm months and then starts growing again when it cools off.
I poked my head inside a stand of scrub oak and what did I find?
This comfrey has larger leaves and looks healthier than the comfrey in direct sunlight. I think I can make a whole lot of comfrey tea! Good reason to buy some more buckets. I’m glad this acreage has the common comfrey that spreads by seed. It is growing place I would not have planted it and thus is improving the area without labor.
Bocking 4 comfrey stems, leaves and flowers blended with a blender to speed up the time it takes to break down for a fertilizer.
The first batch of comfrey tea I started was with the leaves of common comfrey added to a bucket with water. The leaves were not chopped. It only took a few days for the smell and black water to appear.