Suggestions for where to get Comfrey

  • Suggestions for where to get Comfrey

    Posted by Dravon-Redsong on September 9, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    Hi all. I’m planting a small orchard and want to include Comfrey around the trees and along the border. Not a true permaculture situation, but as close as my husband will think looks nice. The local stores do not sell Comfrey, and Etsy is a bit pricey for the quantity I want to get. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance!

    BetterNow replied 7 months, 3 weeks ago 14 Members · 16 Replies
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  • ANH

    September 9, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    Perma pastures farm has it in stock.

  • Art

    September 12, 2022 at 2:12 am

    Agree… Billy (Perma Pastures Farm) has some great root cuttings for sale.

    There’s also the option of just buying the seeds from multiple seed companies.

    • Heritage_Groves_Farm

      September 12, 2022 at 9:00 pm

      I have not heard of anyone having success with seeds. i tried a few years ago with no success. go with cuttings or roots.

      • Billt21

        September 13, 2022 at 12:16 am

        It’s taken me most of the summer but I have comfrey from seeds. It’s a very belaboring process and at least for the seeds I have, the germination rate is about 25%. That said, if I didn’t have the time cuttings is way better and faster.

  • Sandra

    September 12, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    I got mine from Billy at Perma Pastures Farm, ordered 10 pieces of root, got 15, planted and all growing wonderful.

    • Berly

      September 16, 2022 at 1:28 pm

      Your pictures are great…I just ordered 10 roots from PermaPastures Farm. I’m looking forward to my plants looking like yours

  • Concealed-Kari

    September 17, 2022 at 12:48 am

    We bought the root stock from Perma Pasture and planted them out. I highly recommend buying from them.

    They will send you the instructions for planting and it is also the variety you can feed to your chickens/livestock. My chickens love it!!

    • Troupe

      January 31, 2023 at 11:53 pm

      Glad to know Chickens love it.

      • Concealed-Kari

        February 2, 2023 at 2:39 am

        Yeah, what where you plant it because they will help themselves to it if you let them. Haha

  • JesusIsOurSaviour

    September 19, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    Billy and Michelle from Perma Pastures Farm

  • Dravon-Redsong

    September 22, 2022 at 2:42 pm

    Thank you everybody!!

  • FreckledTexas

    September 28, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    I’ve also bought cuttings from Permapasture Farms and they came up nicely. They were out of stock when I first wanted get them, though, and I bought crowns on Etsy. I figured I’d have nice sized plants sooner with crowns. All are doing well and the plants from cuttings are trying to catch up with those from crowns.

  • Concealed-Kari

    February 2, 2023 at 2:34 am

    Perma pastures! We bought some cuttings from them and had no issues. They are quick on the delivery as well. I also recommend the bone sauce to put on the trunk of your trees to keep away deer, etc.

  • AlyB

    February 9, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    I ordered starter plants last year through Azure Standard. They were certified organic, very healthy plants.

  • BetterNow

    February 9, 2023 at 6:25 pm

    I got some comfrey crowns from Strictly Medicinals and was very happy with what I received. I only needed 6, so the price was less of an issue. Note: true comfrey will propagate readily by seed. If you want one that will be easier to control, try the Bocking 14 version. The seeds are sterile, but you can still propagate it via root cuttings. Strictly Medicinal has 6 root cuttings for $24 (S&H $10.90), or 20 for $70 (S&H $15.90).

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