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    Default How many comfrey plants does one allotment need?

    How many comfrey plants would you recommend an allotment had?

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    How big's the allotment?


    Mine's 10 rods and I have comfrey plants lining 3 sides of it

    I use a lot
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    About 185m2 I think. Ish.

    Would 20 plants be too many?
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    I don't have any, I take a stroll down the sheep drover's track when I need some. Cheers, Tony.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kleftiwallah View Post
    I don't have any, I take a stroll down the sheep drover's track when I need some. Cheers, Tony.
    We're a bit short of sheep drover's tracks round here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alldigging View Post
    We're a bit short of sheep drover's tracks round here...
    Then if you use a lot of comfrey plant it round the edges of your plot like TwoSheds

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    Quote Originally Posted by alldigging View Post
    Would 20 plants be too many?
    I don't know how many you'll use ... I can't really say.

    I can only speak for myself: I make all my own plant food from it, plus I use the leaves as a mulch on certain beds.
    If I had 200 plants, I'd probably use them all.

    Why don't you start off with as many as you can afford, then take your own cuttings if you decide you need more
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    I have quite a few plants currently in pots
    Will have to look at plot edges again

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