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Looking for comfrey seeds or roots

 
eric firpo
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Hi there permies.

I'm looking for comfrey seeds or root cuttings. And I'll pay! We're planting about 100 mixed stone fruit trees in a roughly one-acre food forest, so we've got a home for comfrey once we get our hands on some. Thanks.
 
Iain Adams
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Hey Eric,

I'd be happy to send you some root cuttings. We grow Russian Bocking-14 (Symphytum x uplandicum) under our trees and True Comfrey elsewhere for medicine. Shoot me a PM and let me know which you're looking for.

-ian
 
Claire Skerry
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Would it be possible to get a few rootings or seeds as well? Don't know what I could send in return. Been looking for some for a while now.
 
Iain Adams
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Sure. The ground is still frozen here, but I can certainly dig some up soon. Definitely open to trade. Just PM me and we can work out the details.

Claire Skerry wrote:Would it be possible to get a few rootings or seeds as well? Don't know what I could send in return. Been looking for some for a while now.
 
Tracy Lee
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Ian, You might have more requests for comfrey than you bargained for ( : I to am looking for some rootstock but would not be able to get it in the ground until late april, early may. Do you have any extra for around that time? Just starting out with permaculture so dont have much in the way of perrenial seeds to trade. However I do have some heirloom veggie seeds if that interests you.
 
Iain Adams
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Fine by me! I have a "wild" source to forage from on the shore of Lake Erie that is virtually unlimited. It's been cool to watch it's progress spreading down the beach, turning sand into dark topsoil

Tracy Lee wrote:Ian, You might have more requests for comfrey than you bargained for ( : I to am looking for some rootstock but would not be able to get it in the ground until late april, early may. Do you have any extra for around that time? Just starting out with permaculture so dont have much in the way of perrenial seeds to trade. However I do have some heirloom veggie seeds if that interests you.
 
Marianne Cicala
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I recently purchased 100 comfrey root stock from Coe's in NC. They arrived in great condition and he sent 120. Very fast delivery and highly recommend them.
M
 
Tracy Lee
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Thanks Ian for the offer, i will be getting in contact with you when I am closer to planting them. Thanks also Marianne for a good source to buy some. great to know.
 
George Lee
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Marianne Cooper wrote:I recently purchased 100 comfrey root stock from Coe's in NC. They arrived in great condition and he sent 120. Very fast delivery and highly recommend them.
M


Yeah I received 30 crowns from Coe's as they're just 30-40 minutes from me in NC

They arrived in great condition and he included some extra and some dvds and things

Good guy, Great Product

http://www.coescomfrey.com/
 
Kris Minto
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For those who live in Canada, you can order some from Richters. I believe they also ship to the USA but not certain on that.

http://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=X1877&show=&prodclass=F003&cart_id=1062191.12517

Thanks,
Kris
 
Dan Cruickshank
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I bought seeds from Horizon Herbs. They start really easily in small pots by the window, and don't seem to have a big problem with transplanting. It's a cheap and really easy way to go.

Dan
 
Patrick Winters
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Out of curiosity, why are comfrey seeds so hard to find available for sale? Why wouldn't High Mowing Seeds, or Johnny's Select Seeds, etc, sell them? Not enough demand? Or are they too much of a hassle for some reason? Why wouldn't a permaculture-friendly place like St. Lawrence Nurseries or Tripple Brook Farm sell the bare-root plants, if that's a better option?
 
George Lee
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It can be labor intensive to get good crown cuttings from these deep-rooted plants that really like to situate themselves. The demand is there, but within a small demographic of 'sensible' people who realise it's worth
for both man and animal.
 
Dan Cruickshank
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I'm not sure, but I'll offer a couple of guesses:

1. Low demand. None of the garden centers I have visited have even heard of Comfrey.

2. Of those online places that do know of Comfrey, many offer a specific cultivar. That requires splitting Comfrey for propagation, and so the costs go up.

In the end, the seeds aren't that hard to collect. I've got some in the basement myself from the Comfrey I planted last year from seeds I got from Horizon Herbs.

Dan
 
Frank Harris
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Hey Ian, I'd like to purchase some from you as well.
 
Alice Christine
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Ian Hamilton wrote:Hey Eric,

I'd be happy to send you some root cuttings. We grow Russian Bocking-14 (Symphytum x uplandicum) under our trees and True Comfrey elsewhere for medicine. Shoot me a PM and let me know which you're looking for.

-ian


Hey Ian,

Do you still have some root cuttings? I would love to get some from you. I would be interested in the bocking-14. I can buy or trade.

Thanks,
Alice
wonderland5274@hotmail.com
 
Angela Baker
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George, thank you for recommending Coe's Comfrey. Got the ten organic Russian comfrey root cuttings I ordered and he threw in five more for free. All are potted in the house and have begun to sprout leaves rapidly.

 
Jane Reed
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Ian Hamilton, I ordered a comfrey root from you a month ago but have not heard from you. Are you out of stock?
 
Padma Guidi
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can you tell me where and when to look for the seeds on the plant? i have some flowering now and i would love to collect seeds if i can...
thanks

Dan Cruickshank wrote:

In the end, the seeds aren't that hard to collect. I've got some in the basement myself from the Comfrey I planted last year from seeds I got from Horizon Herbs.

Dan
 
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