COMFREY FOR SALE

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe sell Comfrey a few different ways large and small root cuttings, crowns, and plants.

We ship roots and crowns.

We do sell plants locally. Comfrey is a large perennial herb, a member of the borage family, native to Europe, were it grows prolifically wild in damp places such as river banks. It has MANY uses for medicine, livestock food, or even an organic fertilizer in the garden.

We sell Russian Comfrey, The Blocking 14 strain, All types of Russian Comfrey cultivars Bocking No. 1 through Bocking No. 21 are botanically known as Symphytum uplandicum or Symphytum  uplandica. They all are a natural sterile hybrid, not a GMO! They spread by roots not seeds.

Several different strains were developed during the mid-20th century. The Bocking 14 strain has the highest concentration of allatoins and proteins of all the comfreys

In the 1950s the organic pioneer Lawrence Hills (founder of the organization now known as Garden Organic) developed a strain of Russian comfrey named Blocking 14 which is sterile and will therefore not seed itself all around the garden.

To propagate it root cuttings, and crowns are taken. It easily roots and grows very quickly.  Wherever you grow it don’t ever expect to eliminate it as its roots system is very hard to kill, and why would you want to kill this awesome plant!

SMALL ROOT CUTTINGS are 2.00 each- These are about 3 to 5 inches long and thinner than a pencil, these take the longest to sprout but are the best buy. These are best planted in spring and summer

LARGE ROOT CUTTINGS are 5.00 each- These are 2 to 4 inches long and about as thick as a pencil and thicker. These will start faster than the small cuttings. These can be planted in spring summer and early fall

CROWNS are 10.00 each – These are part of the plant when divided, and will usally have green sprouts out of the top. The green sprouts may die when planted but will grow back. These are your best bet if you are looking for comfrey ASAP. You can plant these spring summer and fall.

PLANTS  are 10.00 in pots. I do not ship plants, I sell them locally only at this time.

SHIPPING we only ship roots and crowns. We always add extras on shipped orders to help with shipping cost (we usually send more extras than the shipping cost). Shipping is usually only 6.00 in a small USPS flat rate box this depends on quantity ordered. We only ship in the USA.

We try to dig orders on the weekends and ship out on Saturday or Monday so you should receive your order on Monday to Wednesday. They should be planted as soon as they are received. We take PayPal, checks, and Money Orders. Please email to find out availability and place order  riseandshinerabbitry@hotmail.com

It is used for a livestock feed,  many uses in the Organic garden, and many other medicinal uses.

http://riseandshinerabbitry.com/2011/10/22/comfrey-for-rabbits/

Comfrey’s deep tap roots mine the soil of nutrients, filling its leaves with minerals such as  nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, along with calcium and iron.

Comfrey leaves contain more Nitrogen, Potassium, and Phosphorus than most homestead manures or garden compost. They have a low fiber content, so as they readily decompose they don’t rob the soil of nitrogen, when laid on the surface or dug in.

A post and YOUTUBE videos from Rise and Shine Rabbitry will be out soon, on lots of comfrey information and the many uses on the homestead.

Here is a link to the Comfrey post – Comfrey- The homesteaders gold mine

http://riseandshinerabbitry.com/2013/08/11/comfrey-the-homesteaders-gold-mine/

 

GROWING COMFREY TIPS-

When you receive your roots or crowns these must be planted ASAP. Comfrey is a sturdy adaptable plant that is able to withstand drought conditions thanks to its deep root tap. But when first planted it must be kept well watered until the roots grow deep. Each year, the plant will get larger with the root system growing denser.

Because it is so adaptable to its conditions, a comfrey plant will survive for decades with regular watering and lots of sunlight. It will help to prune the leaves near the base of the plant this will promote blooming.

Comfrey is a very fast grower, reaching heights up to 5 feet quickly. because it reaches this height so quickly, it requires a good amount of nitrogen. By mixing some type of organic matter, such as compost, bunny berries or green manure, in the soil this will give the plant plenty of nitrogen to thrive.

If you are growing several comfrey plants, give the plants enough room to thrive. Space  root cuttings or crowns about 3 feet apart when planting.

When planting roots you can start them in pots or raised beds, when you see the sprouts you can plant them to the area you want. I plant them horizontally about 2 to 3 inches deep. Plant deeper in sandy soil and shallower in clay soil.

Comfrey has very few problems with pests or diseases.

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  1. Hi,we have begun breeding rabbits NzW/R+B,cal,flemish,+- 250 strong herd,we want to add a tea to there drinking water for medicinal benefits,we are needing info on quantities /L what you would recomend? In addition we would like to begin natural feeding and sprouting ie:barley, soya, sunflower,parsley,wild strawberry,Your comments would be greatly appreciated

    Many thanks
    Morgan

  2. Karolin Miller

    I would like some. I have started two roots this year while in the Master Gardener program during one of our demos in sawdust. :) I am interested in the roots as a result. It was interesting that one of mine started within a couple weeks while the other one took a while, so long that I forgot I planted it! How do you typically start your pencils?

    • I have rows that I put cuttings in the ground vertically, so the top of the root is about 1/2 under the soil, Also start in paper tubes and pots. I have had the same result’s some start faster than others.

  3. like to buy some comfrey russian 14 root can u send me a link,tu

  4. How much is one comfrey plant? I live in California

  5. Jeff Pelczarski

    Can you over harvest the plant? Really wondering how many leaves should stay to keep the plant thriving.

  6. I was given your name regarding Creme D’argent rabbits. Do you ever sell breeding pairs or trios?

  7. Sylvia Gadberry

    I have very poor soil (straight up clay) and not much grows, therefore I use containers. Have you grown comfrey in containers? Or do you believe a raised hill on top of the clay will meet its needs?

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