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    ^^^ "abused as a soil additive"

    bloody unfeeling northerners
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    I'm about to take my first cut of comfrey. I pack it into a 200L water butt and then fill with water. In a couple of weeks will start to use on toms in greenhouse. Never had a problem with tap getting clogged with comfrey. Do this about 3 or 4 times in year and the amount of residue when i looked recently is very little, less than 12" in the bottom to be emptied out. Never tried with grass though.
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    With comfrey I don't bother with water - just pack it into a bucket with a lid and tap. It breaks down easily and I just keep adding new stuff and draining the concentrate. I rarely empty out the bucket as most of the comfrey will break down to nothing given enough time.
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    Im going to make a Comfrey tube soon I think.

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    Another comfry and also nettle tea maker here.

    Just a bucket with the leaves weighed down by a stone/half brick and covered with water. I lay a sheet of hardened glass on top to keep the rain out and the stink in! After 3 weeks or so I decant into sealed plastic containers and start another batch. I then just add and dilute in the watering can as required.

    Did I mention the stink? I must remember to get AND WEAR rubber gloves. When you get comfry tea on your hands it stays for hours through multiple washes! But it is marvalous stuff. Nettle tea is nitogon rich and good for plant growth. Comfry tea is a good general fertiliser with high levels of Phosphorus and Potassium as well as a high level of Calcium. It is goot for fruiting plants and helps reduce blossom end rot. But did I mention the smell?
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    Well, I filled the water butt yesterday
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    Pounded it with a tree post then topped up with water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-ell View Post
    Well, I filled the water butt yesterday
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    Pounded it with a tree post then topped up with water.
    Wow that’s certainly full Jay-ell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynamite View Post
    Wow that’s certainly full Jay-ell.
    A few more weeks and it'll be ready to start using.
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