Henry Jabel wrote:I have creeping comfrey, bocking 14 and white comfrey. They seem to behave themselves if you cut them after flowering. I spend vastly more time weeding grasses out of areas my garden, they help to compete against grasses so I would not consider the comfrey invasive with my circumstances.
Eric Hanson wrote:S.
Comfrey is perhaps the ultimate permaculture plant. If it is a hybrid, like Steve mentioned already, it becomes something like a tamed weed, that is that it stays in place but yields up a great amount of leafy vegetation. Being a perineal, comfrey will come back indefinitely and it’s foliage can be harvested several times a season. Even better, the comfrey leaves are loaded up with nutrients mined up from deep in the subsoil thanks to a 6’ or more taproot. Finally, the leaves can simply be dropped on the garden and be left to decay on its own.
It is almost like growing and harvesting your own compost.