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Comfrey [symphytum officinale]

Comfrey [symphytum officinale]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and crop quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times.
Even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €4.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €8.50
Pa up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

Comfrey is an old perennial medicinal plant known since ancient times. It grows wild in northern Europe, especially in damp locations such as stream and ditch edges. It develops crimson to light purple flowers. The strong runner-forming rhizomes are used as medicine. External use only is recommended. Comfrey is used externally to help heal wounds and heal broken bones, tendonitis and swelling.

General information
Plant family: Boraginaceae
Lifecycle: Perennial 
Culture duration: 80 days
Plant hight approx: 60-80 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Medium 
Water requirements: Medium 
Winter hardiness: until -30°C
Location: Semi shady until sunny
Soil: Permeable, moist, slightly loamy and humus rich

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Light germinator, cold germinator
Sowing depth: 0-0,5 cm
Best germination temperature: 3-5°C
Germination time: 20-30 days
Plant-, row distance: 50x50 cm

Optimal mix culture: 
Unfavorable mix culture: 

Planting information
Comfrey prefer from January or October or sow directly outdoors. Germinates somewhat irregularly. Comfrey is a cold germ and needs to germinate after a warm period of about 20°C, a cold phase of at least 2 weeks at an average ambient temperature of 5°C. Artificial stratification is also possible. Then prick out in pots or singly in the bed.
A semi-shady location should be chosen in the garden, as it only thrives on very moist to wet soil in full sun.

Other names
Latin botanical names: symphytum officinale
English names: comfrey, common comfrey, true comfrey 
German names: Beinwell, Beinheil, Beinwurz, Echter Beinwell, Bienenkraut, Wundallheil, Eselohrwurz, Milchwurz, Schadheilwurz
Portuguese names: confrei, consolda
Spanish names: consuelda
French names: Consoude, confée, la consoude


Potent germination capacity: 1-2 years

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