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    Dynamite is offline Sprouter
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    Send some to me. What a position to be in. It's gold dust Comfrey. I can't get hold of any and been trying for years. Be careful what you complain about, there's many many people would like to be in your position right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-ell View Post
    Wow, too much comfrey - what a position to be in I'm going to be planting more of it under my hedge.

    What do you use it for at the moment and how do you use it? Comfrey Concentrate is a great way to use it up - at the moment I use an airtight bucket with a tap and pack it full of leaves (no water) - once I have enough I'll be making one out of a bin or water butt. It's not just for toms but can be used all over the place.

    Digging up the roots may not get rid of it as the roots grow deep and grow back but might limit it's spread by using up its energy.

    Hacking it back more often might limit it's grow a bit if it has to keep renewing it's leaves.

    Use it for mulching the plot. keep cutting it back, tearing it up into smaller chunks and spreading it around everything. Not only are you then supressing weeds and keeping in the moisture but feeding the soil ad plants to boot. It's particularly good around things that need potassium such as fruit or alliums but also contains a fair amount of nitrogen so is handy around leafy plants as well (potassium is also used throughout the plants, not just fruit).

    You could dry some of the leaves and store them to use with your spuds next year (mine isn't ready until after the spuds have gone in) or powder the dried leves and add them to potting mixes.
    Jay-ell thank for some lovely ideas, I'll certainly try collecting a bucket full to make some concentration and chopping it for the base around my fruit bushes.

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    Set up a comfrey pipe, I'm forever filling mine up Alans Allotment: Grand Erections - Comfrey Pipe

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    Thelma Sanders is online now Mature Fruiter
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    I've got it over my half of the new plot
    It was glyphosated 3 times but the guy with the other half rotovated the whole plot, and now it's a nightmare.
    I covered it all with weed 'control' fabric and have planted corn and squash through smallish holes in it. As long as I weed around those plants, they seem to be growing well.

    The amount of comfrey growth through those small holes, though doesn't look as if the glypho slowed it down at all
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    Default comfrey over growth

    Thanks for all your replies I now know what a truly magical plant I have.

    Kindest Regards Dianne
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    Glyphosate is a possible cure but it takes many applications. The GEL type where you dab it on a typical weed is very concentrated. I've pulled most leaves off and smothered the two remaining leaves top and bottom on the couple of rouge plants that have popped up away from my primary comfry bed, it's looking sick but not yet dead so a further application is in order.

    +1 on keeping the flowers immature and dig up anything remore that might be a new plant immediatly.

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