COMFREY

COMFREY:

Also Known As: Boneset, Bruisewort and Knit Bone

USE: (Grow Your Own)

Easy to grow from seeds but grows best from cutting the roots in spring or fall. Take an inch long piece of root and plant it 3 inches into the soil while spreading them 3 feet apart. Use will drained soil, full sun or partial shade. Comfrey spreads vigorously, so contain them in a pot or border the area with sheet metal to a depth of 12 inches.

Harvest leaves when flowers begin to bud. Roots can be gathered in autumn right after the first frost or when leaves start to appear. Harvest and cut them into slices to dry. Powder them in a blender or coffee grinder and store in a sealed container.