Comfrey Harvest – Part 1

My Russian Comfrey a.k.a Bocking 14 grows extra fast in summer, so in anticipation of another harvest in Fall, early summer is the best time to harvest those giant Comfrey leaves to make plant/soil food.

Healthy green leaves with roots going 5-6ft deep.

Healthy green Comfrey plants under my mango & papaya trees.

Just waiting to be harvested

Just waiting to be harvested

See the size of each leaf!

See the size of each leaf!

There are many articles, in magazines and on the web, about the usage of their leaves for medicinal purpose, mulching, brewing of that stinky compost tea, etc., but I’m going to use it my way, since I’ve found it works well. After cutting off 60% of leaves ~ the large ones from the soil up ~ I hang them to dry.

Looks like tobacco drying doesn't it? :D

2 of 10 bunches and it’s definitely Comfrey; not tobacco 🙂

What better way to dry than in hot summer sun?
Follow-up action/post forthcoming, when leaves are nicely dried …

 

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