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Read a lot, saw a lot, and thought a lot. I figured: why wait?
I moved permanently from the city to the countryside and start my first big project.
One hectare, one man - could there be a better way to learn?

I'm starting!

PS. Counting on Your good advice

[1 Hectar = 2,47 Acre]
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Here I will put plans for land development...

For now the preliminary plan:
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Looks like a really nice place Lee.

How about some more info about zone, country, etc.
 
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Zone 6
Country: Poland
Region: Subcarpathia

Area indicated on the plan for now looks like this (photos made from left to right):












 
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Nursery reactivation!

All shrubs and helping plants will grow from seeds. Can`t find the seeds of Comfrey, but I`m still looking.

















I like to take pictures of progress in work, so expect more of this
 
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Can someone tell me if this is comfrey?
It grows near my pond ...
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Lee, I'm not smart or experienced enough to tell you for sure, but it looks an awful lot like the comfrey I've got growing on my place. Maybe put a shovel through it and move half to another spot if the original regenerates and the transplant does well… if it's not comfrey maybe it's something equally magical?
 
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To me, that looks a bit too narrow-leaved to be comfrey. I'd guess some kind of dock - maybe yellow/curly? Get some pictures of the flowers when they bloom, that's the best way to ID a plant.

Good luck to you, it looks like a beautiful spot!
 
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Hi Lee, what a great project! Something I'd suggest, assuming the top of your map is North...
In my climate, it's nearly always best to run plantings North-South rather than East-West for even sun-distribution.

Lee Real wrote:Can someone tell me if this is comfrey?

While the leaves are narrower than I'm used to, it has the vein structure and hairyness of comfrey.
It looks like it's a perennial cultivar that's just emerged in the spring?
People may be able to give you more specific ideas if you're keen to put up more information about your location/climate
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