Updated: Nov 12, 2022
Planting comfrey is easy with rootlets and crowns. What are the differences and why choose one over the other? Well, rootlets are less expensive so large installations of comfrey are more easily accomplished with rootlets. Crowns and divisions will cost more, however, they establish much more quickly. Either way you go, having comfrey on the homestead is a huge benefit as fodder for your animals, fertilizer for your plants, and their deep roots pull up nutrients from the soil to make them more available to surrounding trees and plants.
Our comfrey is a bocking, sterile comfrey that will not propagate through self-seeding. It stays in a clump, however as the crown ages, the center will die out leaving a ring of active growth. For this reason, comfrey benefits from being dug and up divided every few years. This is a great chance to share comfrey with your friends and family, sell to generate homestead income or create more plants to increase your own fodder or fertilizer.
While it isn't ideal, you can put your new rootlets or crown divisions while still in the bag, into the refrigerator for several weeks. Just monitor the moisture to ensure they do not rot or dry out.
We have rootlets for sale now, and crown divisions coming soon. We will be digging it year-round starting in 2023. If you see it out of stock, just sign up on for stock notifications and I will work to get it back in-stock.
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Here's an easy-to-follow guide for planting your new comfrey: