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Nettle and Comfrey

widgetwilk annwidgetwilk ann North NorfolkPosts: 351
On my walk today I took a bag gloves and sectors and came home with a bag of nettles, have watched Monty's You Tube on making it and it is now doing OK, also on my walk there are some comfrey,  think I will do the same with that tomorrow, what I want to know is which one is good for what,
Think nettle is good for tomatoes plants and veg, but do not know about comfrey.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Comfrey for fruit and flowers including tomatoes.  Nettle is high in nitrogen which encourages leafy growth so that is best used for cabbages, lettuce or other leafy plants which don't produce fruit or flowers.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    I grow my own comfrey, and when I'm planting out tomatoes, I stuff a double handful of chopped fresh comfrey leaves in the bottom of the planting hole.  The toms seem to like it.
  • widgetwilk annwidgetwilk ann North NorfolkPosts: 351
    Thank you both for that information am now clear what to use on what, thanks
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