Comfrey mulch

As we now have a bed dug over, we ought to do something to improve the soil. Our local garden centre has several green manures in stock, but none of them suitable for sowing at this time of year, according to the packets.

Comfrey

Comfrey

So, it looks like it’s time to plunder our comfrey reserves.

I’m reliably informed by my father-in-law (well, we’ll see about the “reliably” bit) that if I simply pick the leaves and lay them onto the soil, then they’ll decompose and be drawn into the soil by worms, adding valuable nutrients with minimal effort on my part.

That sounds good to me, so that’s what I’ve done.

I’m a little concerned that the leaves will just blow away, but it’s worth a try.

Comfrey leaves laid as a mulch

Comfrey leaves laid as a mulch

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2 Responses to Comfrey mulch

  1. Karen says:

    I dont remember this – did they all blow away?

  2. Tim says:

    They seemed to go back into the earth, whence they came…

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