Harvesting comfrey in a basket and an old wooden wagon.
This week I noticed that my comfrey plants were fully grown and in bloom. That’s my signal to make some comfrey compost tea.
A close up of view of my comfrey in bloom in the meadow.
It’s really simple to do; I cut the plants down, chop up the stems and leaves and put them in a 5-gallon bucket half filled with water of water, put a pot on top to keep out leaves or twigs and set them aside for a few weeks. Rotting comfrey can get a bit stinky so I set ours on the back side of the pole barn where hardly anyone ever goes.
Here is my recipe: take a bucket, add water and chopped comfrey. Let it sit for few weeks until it turns brown. Add to your garden!
The leaves and stems rot and make a super healthy fertilizer or compost enhancer.
Wagon full of comfrey and mint at the meadow.
I typically use my comfrey tea to green up any tomato plants whose leaves have turned yellow but it can be used on any plant. Comfrey is a magic herb!
Small House Homesteader and gardener, Donna