Angelika Maier wrote:A customer, living in and apartment asked me weather he can grow comfrey in a pot. My answer was yes but I cannot say for sure how potent the comfrey would be, since it gets only the nutrients which are in that potting mix. That leads me to two questions:
1. How sensical is it to grow medicinal herbs in a pot, how likely will they be potent?
2. All these superherbs, say gotu kola, shisandra .... these herbs everyone wants. How potent will they be grown in my (or your)soil in my condition compared to "at home"? Are these herbs maybe only so potent because they thrive on special soil and these plants are good at mining certain things?
bob day wrote:
Assuming exact soil requirements adjusted for the specific plant, a good appropriate microbe inoculation, and an appropriate full artificial sunlight cycle, temps etc. They could probably grow reasonably active medicinals, but of course these would (in most all cases) be well inferior to the same herbs cultivated in a garden outside--which are inferior to the herbs gathered from a wild setting.