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When using comfrey in a raised bed, should i grow the comfrey directly in the bed to chop and drop or just near by and bring the mulch to the bed
 
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How large is your raised bed, comfrey will spread out a bit, maybe more shade/space used than you'd really want it to take up...
 
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About 5x5 ft
 
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I think, a robust comfrey plant will take 3 feet of your garden bed, I'd just plant elsewhere and bring the chopped green material to your bed...
 
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comfrey will grow just about anywhere so no need to use up your nice prepared garden bed when you could put it in an unused corner.
 
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