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Anyone know where I can get comfrey roots in Ontario (Canada)?

 
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I've got my first two cherry trees (my first ever fruit trees:-) ) arriving later this month and am hoping to plant some comfrey underneath. I am in Toronto and not sure where to start looking to source roots or plants.

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I thought I'd mention that US Post to Canada is @ $25 for one .lb and @$30 for up to 5 .lb

UPS is offering 40% discount on international shipping with code EASY
United Parcel Service

(Just thought I'd mention it)
 
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I got mine at a local farmers market last year. If they are open by you, you can ask around there. Even if no one is selling any, I would ask someone that is selling other types of plants. They may have some at their place that they can dig part of up for you.
The other option is Etsy. There are definitely people selling it on there.
 
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If you want to see how much UPS will charge for a 5.lb packet at 40% discount you could fill out the form in the link. I have a couple of comfreys I've tried to move but they keep coming back so I could send a few roots. Here's my address details for the form:

Burl Smith
20 Little Laurel Rd
Richwood, WV 26261
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Thanks Burl! I’m going to see if I can find a local source first. Restrictions lifting on garden centres so will see if I have any luck there:-)
 
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Annie Collins wrote:I got mine at a local farmers market last year. If they are open by you, you can ask around there. Even if no one is selling any, I would ask someone that is selling other types of plants. They may have some at their place that they can dig part of up for you.
The other option is Etsy. There are definitely people selling it on there.


I never thought of Etsy for buying plants! That's a great lead.
 
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Aj Soares wrote:I've got my first two cherry trees (my first ever fruit trees:-) ) arriving later this month and am hoping to plant some comfrey underneath. I am in Toronto and not sure where to start looking to source roots or plants.

Thanks!



I'm not sure if it will work out this year given the restrictions, but I got comfrey from Treemobile Toronto back in 2016. They sell certain perennials as well as trees, but you have to order in the early spring.
 
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Hey, garlic deters fruit tree pests and comfrey prefers full sun, just thought I'd mention it.
 
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Richters has seeds and Wiffletree has roots. Both are in Ontario.

https://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=X1870&show=&prodclass=Herb_and_Vegetable_Seeds&cart_id=8963016.14378

https://www.whiffletreefarmandnursery.ca/wp-content/themes/whiffle/pdf/2020/whiffletree_2020catalog_page.pdf
 
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https://www.whiffletreefarmandnursery.ca
 
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Burl Smith wrote:Hey, garlic deters fruit tree pests and comfrey prefers full sun, just thought I'd mention it.



Thanks - I was planning on planting garlic interspersed with daffodils around the perimeter (I think a 5 foot diameter), some thyme/oregano/lavender (anti pest/pollination though lav pref full sun?) underneath and comfrey (for nutrients, nitrogen, etc).

Still researching as this is first time for me.

Will comfrey not grow under cherry trees well? Do you have an alternative/suggestions?
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