A Little Goes a Long Way, A Multi-Purpose Plant

Written by Kendall Sweeney on October 24th, 2014

A new plant we are growing this year is called Comfrey. The word comfrey is Latin in origin and means “to grow together”.

Comfrey is known to be used as a medicinal herb. However, in permaculture its real value is as a mineral accumulator. Comfrey is very high in vitamins and has the ability to extract macro and micro-nutrient minerals from the soil. In some places, its used as the main forage for animals because of its fast growth rate.

 

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