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Asked by
zilka51 on
October 30, 2012

Q. Green Manure

I have acquired an allotment. I have basic knowledge and love herbs but would like to know if comfrey is the best green manure and do you dig it up and straight into the earth and when. Thank you.

Asked by
2013yaqeen on
October 8, 2015

Q. Comfrey plants

I would like to know what causes comfrey plants to die. My plant started to dry out and when I checked beneath the soil level, I saw white spots around the plant. Will the plant regrow again? I look forward to your response and thank you.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 9, 2015

Your plant may still have enough root system to survive.

Treat the plant and surrounding area of soil with Neem Oil. Neem Oil works as both an insecticide and fungicide.

Here are some links for you.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 25, 2019

Q. Boneset’s other name.

I only know Boneset, which I believe to be the plant comfrey……used in the belief that it would help bones heal.

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
September 25, 2019
Certified Expert

There is another plant commonly called "boneset":
Eupatorium perfoliatum, Indian sage, agueweed, thoroughwort

Comfrey is sometimes referred to as boneset, but less often.

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