A.J. Gentry wrote:Hello all.
I thought I heard in one of the podcasts that if you transplant anything the taproot is lost. I didn't jot down which podcast. I thought the conversation was trees... But I was curious if this applied to everything. Woody/nonwoody? Does that apply it comfrey too? Comfrey seems to propagate so easily. And establish so quickly in the new place.
Johnny Niamert wrote:
S Tarry wrote:Easiest way I have found of propagating comfrey is to tear off a leaf at the base of the stem and stick it in a pot with soil and keep it watered....a new root will grow out the bottom of the leaf stem after a few weeks. Eventually you will see new leaves growing out from the base of the stem and it will start to look like a regular comfrey plant. Saves the trouble of digging up comfrey roots.
I recently read this as well. I'm going to try it next spring.
I saw someone using the flowering shoot to root, but I'll have to try just a leaf like you recommend.