Plant : Russian Comfrey
Hybrid : Bocking-14
Type : Symphytum × uplandicum
Item : Plant (1 plant)
These are young Russian Comfrey (Bocking-14) plants grown at our own farmland.
The main benefits of starting with plants instead of root cuttings is a timesaving of easily 1 year in case of the small and medium plants, and 2-3 years in case of the large plants.
When ordered during the autumn & winter season, there will not be any foliage on the plants. During the summer, we will remove all foliage about 1 inch from the planting line (ground level).
The leaves of this vigorous (but non-invasive) herb can be used to make a liquid fertiliser, which can then be applied to most plants including tomatoes. They can also be cut and added to the compost heap, where they will release nutrients while breaking down. Comfrey is high in potassium (K), which is required for fruit production, as well as potash (P) and nitrogen (N), and it has been found to be a better source of these three vital nutrients than some other sources (such as farmyard manure). Also, 'Bocking 14' is a prized non-seeding strain, so it will not self-seed and spread throughout your garden as other comfrey varieties can do.
Russian Comfrey plants also attract honeybees and bumblebees every summer. Of all the trees and plants we grow, our Comfrey is by
far the preferred food source for the local bees.
We offer our Comfrey plants individually (in lot(s) of 1.
We wrap our Comfrey plants carefully to avoid the roots the break off the main root crown. We post the small and medium plants in postable (flat’ish) boxes, and we post the large plants in suitable sized cardboard boxes.
Printed Rusper Farm Planting Instructions for Comfrey Bocking 14 is included.
We generally dig roots up only after we receive an order, this to keep the plant out of the soil for as short a time as possible.
We post the small & medium sized plants by RM 1st Class, and we post the large plants with courier on a 48h delivery service. All packaging and postage costs are included in our prices.