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Subject:  Russian Bocking #14 Comfrey

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Has anybody grown and used this for their compost? It is more prolific and not invasive like regular comfrey.

1/4/2021 7:26:09 PM


Seattle, WA

We have and have a ton of it on our farm. It is not invasive but will still spread if the soil is disturbed. It grows prolifically and produces a lot of biomass. If you disturb the soil, just a 1/4" of root will start a new plant. It's impossible to kill it. It also gets PM every year.

So pros and cons for sure but it's an interesting plant.

1/5/2021 1:12:38 PM


Cape Breton Nova Scotia

I grew some this year in my greenhouse. I used to to make comfrey tea and foilar fed it to my giant pumpkins.

1/5/2021 4:51:25 PM

Gray B

UK Gloucestershire

Comfrey is considered to be very carcinogenic, and comfrey products have been banned. Try not to come into contact with any part and very careful handling it.

1/6/2021 2:57:02 AM


Seattle, WA

Gray, can you share your source of information on this please? I've heard it can have mild toxicity to mammals but nothing regarding high levels of carcinogens.

1/11/2021 3:44:58 PM


All I can find was 4 cases of people drinking large amounts caused liver damage.
The other I can find is a very large dose of an isolated compound might have caused cancer in rats

1/11/2021 4:16:11 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

Like Tad said, it is hard to get rid of.

1/18/2021 3:05:02 PM

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