Bocking 4 comfrey for chickens (and a giveaway)
I wrote over on my homesteading blog about the power of comfrey last week. What I didn't mention there is that I splurged and bought two Bocking 4 comfrey plants last fall. Bocking 4 is reputed to be the best comfrey variety for livestock due to its higher protein levels and better flavor, and we want our chickens to have the best.
So now it's time for that
split! As you can see from the photo at the top of this page, two
little roots grew into two huge plants that filled up a
four-foot-by-two-foot zone along the fenceline. I'm hoping I can
get at least a dozen babies from these plants and will plant them along
the inner fencelines of our tree alleys
in our new pasture. The photo above shows how I already planted
out some of my unnamed comfrey variety into that setting. The
plants look droopy now, but as I learned last year with my terrace experiment, the comfrey will be bushy and thriving come spring with no care on my part.
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