Beneficial to bees COMFREY - organic seeds
Symphytum officinaleImportant herb in organic gardening. It is used as a fertilizer. One of the most useful plants, wide range of uses. It can grow up to 5 feet tall.
The root and leaves of the comfrey plant have been used in traditional medicine in many parts of the world. The most common medicinal use of comfrey are in poultices to help heal swellings, inflammations and sores. Used to treat arthritis.
Comfrey is a perennial herb with large, hairy leaves and grows in a rosette. Attractive to insects. The leaves are a useful addition to compost or used as mulch, as they contain silica, nitrogen, magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron. Leaves are about 17% nitrogen and decompose when soaked in water to make an organic liquid manure.
This useful plant grows in any soil, preferably moist, in sun or part shade.
Sow from March to June in a seed-bed or in pots indoors or directly outdoors in spring or autumn. The seed should be placed in a chilled environment (fridge) for 14-28 days to activate the seed prior to sowing, hence greatly improving germination rates.
Packet 5 seeds