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TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
I want to some comfrey seeds to grow so I can make comfrey tea for the garden. I have noticed there are a few types and wondered which one I should buy could someone please advise me. Also is it invasive as I don't have a very big garden. 


  • HelixHelix Posts: 631
    You want bocking 14 root cuttings, which is a sterile variety so won’t seed everywhere and is the most nutritious for making liquid feed.  All the others seed like crazy! But are prettier flowers so if you chop the flowers off before they seed you should be able to contain it.  They can be invasive too, so you have to keep an eye on them.
  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    Thanks for the info Helix, I didn't know you could root cutting have only seen seeds. Also the nurseries and Garden Centers I've been to only sell seeds.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    Definitely Bocking 14.  I've had it for 5 years with no problem.  It would be a shame to have to take off flowers as bees love it.
  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057

    Your right josusa47 apart from making comfrey tea for the garden I want it to encourage more bee's into the garden. I have looked on line but can't find Bocking 14 and having a small garden I don't want one that seeds everywhere. Thanks for your reply.
  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    edited June 2019
    Fire Thanks for that. I was just looking on there and found some only to find it was discontinued, just my luck. 
  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    Helix, josusa47 and Fire, I have just found some on eBay. They have root that they have taken.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Have a look at the different listings. Here you get five grown plants for £10 with free delivery.
  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    Thanks for that Fire, they look really healthy, so am just about to order them. Thanks for your help.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    I bought mine from the Organic Gardening Catalogue.
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