Compost acceleratorThrow a few comfrey leaves in your compost pile, or better yet, make some "comfrey juice" and add it to your soil or compost heap.
MulchLay comfrey leaves on the soil around your plants. It will enrich the soil while it blocks weeds.
Soil enrichingComfrey sends its long roots deep into the soil and mines the minerals that lay deep below the surface, bringing them up where your other plants can access them.
Livestock feedSome people say that their goats don't like comfrey, but mine fight over it, both fresh and dried. It's also a good feed for sheep, pigs, cattle, chickens, ducks, horses and other animals. Dried comfrey has a very high protein content. There is some controversy that comfrey taken internally might affect the liver, so do some research on this subject before deciding how much comfrey to give your livestock.
Comfrey is certainly an excellent plant to grow on your homestead. Do you already have a comfrey patch, or is it on your to-plant list?
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor nor a vet. You are responsible for your own health and for that of your animals. Comfrey is not to be used by pregnant or nursing women, and should not be taken internally by humans. Please research this or any other herb or essential oil before using.
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