Sure you can buy fertilizer, if you wish. However, Mother Nature also provides a free-homegrown Comfrey version.
Now I can hear you asking from here if it’s any good because we’ve been trained to believe you get what you pay for.
Trust me, my friends, it’s better than good. Would thousands of Permaculture gardener’s, be wrong?
Now then, read on as it is easy to make – yet I’ve only met a few people who know How to make Comfrey Fertilizer….
A black alchemic gold that will supercharge your soil and your plant friends will love you for.
So all you need is:
- Bucket with a lid
- Comfrey leaves
– I told you it’d be easy –
If you don’t have the Comfrey, please go buy some. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s a weed – it’s a little like any superhero, it hides its super powers, and lives incognito, waiting for the day it can spring into action.
Comfrey is also a great Companion Plant, so be sure to plant it near some herbs, tomatoes, potatoes or other plants that would like to prosper from a Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium rich soil.
Then when you’re heading into winter, as we are here in Australia. You’ll find the plant starts to let its leaves eaten by caterpillars, as the natural order of things. It hibernates in winter, so it can focus on its roots. So don’t worry if you see this, you haven’t killed it.
Easy Pesy DIY Fertilizer Recipe
Don’t let all leaves go to waste, tear up a good few handfuls and put them into the bucket, with a stone or brick weighing them down. Add water, put a lid on it and once and awhile and give it a stir.
And in about 6-8 weeks, you have a super powered fermented fertilizer for your plant beds. Do dilute the liquid, use about 1 quarter Comfrey liquid Fertilizer to 4 quarters water.
If this is too much effort for you, or you’ve not got the time to waste, you can also use the leaves as mulch, just tear them up and place them around other plants.
Yes, that’s the whole recipe – I told you it would be easy.
I hope you and your garden enjoy your comfrey as much as I do.
I don’t think I’ll get far by calling my Face oil, fertilizer for the face ;) Do remember that Comfrey, while it moonlights as the perfect companion plant and fertilizer, it’s real super powers are in the way it has the ability to speed our cells regeneration process.
So you can also use the leaves and roots to make an ointment, or find a wider range of products that I whipped up for your earlier using organic, all natural and delicious ingredients, here.