Lurking among the weeds: comfrey!

During yesterday’s clearing session, we uncovered a few good finds among the weeds. The best of these (better than the frog, the fluorescent yellow spider, and the assortment of spuds) was a healthy-looking comfrey plant.

Comfrey

Comfrey. or so we think.

Comfrey is, I gather, an elixir of life when it comes to allotments, so I’d been wanting to get some and give it a go. Apparently it can be used as a green manure, its leaves can be cut and laid as a mulch, or it can be used to make a liquid fertiliser.

So when we came to the comfrey plant we weeded around it. Hopefully it’ll live up to its reputation.

Comfrey

Comfrey, good for bees too! :)

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