Making Comfrey Liquid Fertiliser
This is my Comfrey liquid making system. The upper container which is packed with comfrey leaves has a hole in the bottom. As the comfrey decomposes a dark brown liquid drips out of the top container and into a plastic bucket inside the lower container. The leaves in the upper container are covered with a plastic sheet, steel mesh and a stone. It takes about a month in summer to totally rot down. I will get about a gallon of concentrate from one container full of leaves. When used the liquid is diluted about 10:1 as a liquid feed. [ To the colour of weak tea] You can use it as a foliar feed or pour it on the soil. The biggest advantage of using this fertiliser is that it is FREE!!!! The type of comfrey i use is Russsian Comfrey [Bocking 14] which is sterile and will not seed itself around your garden and become a nuisance. If you want to learn more about this type of comfrey then google the name 'Lawrence Hills'.
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