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Comfrey Root Cuttings For Sale

 
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Looks like I'm a little behind answering questions, below are my responses:


Jon Paddy wrote:Bocking 4
>More vertical, deep root structure
Bocking 14
>More spreading, shallow root structure ideal for areas of shallower soils, shallow water tables, or growing in large pots

I hate to be 'that guy' but could I ask where this info comes from? I thought I was pretty well-read on these 2, but haven't come across this at all.

Jon's Response: My conclusions came both from my personal observation, and that of other modern comfrey farmers. I'm pretty sure I also read about it in the following book (which is free!)
Hills, Lawrence D. Russian Comfrey: A Hundred Tons an Acre of Stock or Compost for Farm, Garden or Smallholding. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1953.
http://www.soilandhealth.org/01aglibrary/01aglibwelcome.html

How long do the cuttings last before they need to be planted?

Jon's Response: They can last for months, but I recommend ordering them when you are about to plant. You can get a hold of me to put some on hold if you like.

Do I still have bocking 14 left? I'm also curious to know if comfrey attracts deer, and or rabbits?

Jon's Response: I only have a few bocking 14 plants I am keeping just in case, but am only selling bocking 4. I don't have wild deer or rabbits in my area, but my domestic rabbits love comfrey! I've heard of people saying that it is deer resistant, but I don't know from personal experience.
 
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Hi jon, I am trying to reach you about an order for 100 cuttings I pm'd you a couple days ago please get in touch when you see this

thanks
Pete Smith
jawbone@mememonkey.com
 
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Pete:

Sent you a PM, thanks for your interest!
 
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Jon, I would be interested in some of your Comfrey Cuttings. What is your supply like right now?
 
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Looking to buy some comfrey (bocking 4) from you Jon.

Probably 10 of the larger cuttings.

How do I pay you?
Thanks,
Blythe


 
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I still have a decent supply. I have a couple large pre-orders that I need to get through, so orders larger than 50 wouldn't be available for a few weeks so I can make sure I can meet people's needs who have already gotten a hold of me.

The best way to get a hold of me is to send me a PM if you are interested, and we can sort out the details. Thanks for your interest in comfrey!
 
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Hi everyone! I have a good supply of bocking 4 plants, and am phasing out of the bocking 14 variety. I found that the much-more-vigorous bocking 4 variety was better suited to all my needs (herbal medicine, animal feed, mulch/fertilizer). I have medium/large roots for sale for $0.85 apiece, or small roots available for $0.60 apiece, and shipping is $6 per approximately 100 cuttings (I fit in as many as I can into a small flat-rate box). The larger cuttings are best for applications where the cuttings need to get established more quickly (because someone wants quicker results, or irrigation is not consistent). Both sizes result in plants that produce leaf cuttings the first year in my Seattle, WA location, and after a year or so you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the plants grown from the different sized cuttings.

I typically sell comfrey in the early spring, or early fall to areas where there aren't substantial winter freezes. What is your climate like? If you expect winter freezes it may be best to wait until spring so the plants can be well established before winter. Also, they are more difficult to establish during the summer (have to keep the root cuttings moist).

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about raising or using comfrey. Good luck with your gardens this year!
 
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Hello my name is Gilbert Brandt I would like to no if I can sell comfrey plants on this site.
 
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Jon,

How can I order your comfrey cuttings? rangemtfarms@gmail.com
 
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Jon, I'm interested in some root cuttings also. Just email me mariajowhetstone@yahoo.com. Thank You!
 
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Jon,

I would be interested in cuttings. I'm just north of you in Bellingham. Would take 50 if you have them.

Thanks.

Private message me when you are able to.
 
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I would like to order 100 comfrey root cuttings . Please let me know by email when and how much it would be. Cant figure how to send pm
Email: yearwood_tnang@yahoo.com
 
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The cuttings last a while if refrigerated (a month or two at least), but are best planted when fresh.
 
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Jon,

Do you have comfrey roots for sale again this year?
 
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