Mike Haych wrote:I would agree that the dandelion/comfrey is not a good comparison. Not sure why you made it....
Since you want to purse the dandelion angle, check the data for the dandelion plant.
Rebecca Norman wrote:... is it really true that pigweed in the same garden will have much more calcium than, say, lambsquarters and malva neglecta?
Cj Verde wrote:Where is the calcium for the eggs coming from? I just did a google search for calcium lock out due to pH and the whole page is totally weed questions - grown hyrdroponically! This might be the type of question for someone from the Ag dept or local university if there's someone like that near you.
Troy McCoy wrote:Horizon Herbs offers Bocking 14 roots for a good price. They have a few different quantities, but here is a link for 20 live roots (could probably be divided even further, knowing comfrey's ambitious nature):
Erica Strauss wrote:Hey guys - my most recent blog post is on using comfrey as a skin soother. There's a recipe for making Comfrey Cubes, which are the best things in the world for sunburns. Thought you'd like this one: http://www.nwedible.com/sunburn-soothing-comfrey/
Steve Nicolini wrote:How long did it usually take you to gather the slugs and drown them? Do slugs benefit a farm in any way other than feed for ducks?
Who here has eaten comfrey?
gilbert Brandt wrote:Hello my name is Gilbert Brandt is there anyone interested in russian blocking 14 root cuttings for 75 cents a piece. I also have root crowns starting a $5 dollars if interested you can contact me here are at email@example.com thank you.
Michael Cox wrote:Just some feedback from a crude planting experiment I did last year.
I divided a crown and made root cuttings averaging about 3 inches long. I direct planted these in a number of places - sometimes directly through sod - and mostly just by a simply slitting the soil with a spade, dropping the rooted piece in, pressing it down iwth my heel and walking away. I didn't water, but the ground was reasonably moist. I wanted to see how lazy I could be getting these established.
This year I think about 40% of them established - overwhelmingly these were the roots stuck where there was some kind of mulch in place (mostly wood chip) and less competition from grass.
More recently still I divided a crown and stuck root pieces in pots with potting mix and gave them an initial watering before leaving them out in the garden. With these I had 100% success rate, and every transplant I have made has taken well.
My impression is that while comfrey has a reputation for growing from even a snippet of root, it does benefit from come care and attention when getting it established.
Leah Sattler wrote:wow! sue thanks. I am going to have use comfrey slug traps protect my garden (especially my cabbage) next year! the beer traps were pretty pathetic and a pain to maintain.