Tips To Grow Comfrey

Comfrey Symphytum officinale and is a herbaceous plant native to Europe. Most gardeners grow this perennial herb in the garden, in the first place, because it's mauve flowers look beautiful when they bloom, and secondly, because the benefits. Comfrey leaves are used in soil and fed to cattle, sheep, poultry, horses and other animals. This is an excellent weed barrier and soil conditioner. For those who wish to take advantage of this plant, here are some tips to grow, which consolidates the work easy.

Comfrey Tips

* Comfrey requires a good amount of sunlight to grow well. Therefore, a reception area to direct sunlight should be selected to grow this plant. If this area is not available, also can be grown in a shaded area in whole or in part, because he can not tolerate failure too, but it's best to choose an open space for planting.

* The grass has a deep root system, because it leaves no room for them in shallow soils. It requires a well-manured soil, and therefore, the addition of fertilizer in regularly to enrich the soil so that it can support plant growth.

* Although the plant has specific pH requirements, it is best to grow it in a soil pH ranging from neutral to acidic. A pH between 6.0 to 7.0 is best for comfrey.

* Avoid the grass grows thin, chalky soil, but if you need to do so, you can dig deep into the soil and place the cuts. Put the cuttings in clay soils, planting is best to plant them shallow and deeper if the soil is sandy.

* The grass can be propagated by seeds, cuttings or cuttings of the root crown. If the seeds are used for propagation, you must give them a worrying period in the winter to trigger germination. Several times, the seeds take 2 years to germinate. You can use the cuttings from the crown instead of root, if you want the grass to grow rapidly, but they are slightly more expensive than root cuttings.

* Root cuttings are usually 2-6 inches long. They should be planted horizontally in the ground about 2-8 cm deep from the surface. When planting several cuttings, make sure that the space at a meter so you have plenty of room for growth.

* Planting should occur during the spring in cold climates and during the rainy season in areas with warm and tropical.

* Root cuttings should be planted before September, when the Crown divisions can be planted until early October.

* Regular watering and fertilizing the soil with compost is needed to support the healthy growth of the plant.

* Prune leaves near the bottom of the plant at regular intervals to facilitate flowering because the plant would use all its nutrients to produce more leaves than flowers.

* Plant to take in their care, when it is well established in the soil. It will develop a root system, which becomes denser, year after year to become resistant to drought.

* Parasites usually cause no problem for the growing plant. Comfrey rust is known to induce roots in Britain, however, that does not occur in the United States.

* If the main purpose behind the leaves are collected more comfrey, it is better to wait until the plant should be 2 feet long before the first intervention. Early harvesting of the plant affect its ability to bring the flowers in a timely manner.