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The Wonderful Comfrey

By dave
March 24, 2015

Comfrey is incredible. It's a soil builder, a fertilizer, a compost enhancer, has medicinal properties, is a good feed source for animals, and much more. Let's talk about this chief of plants.

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Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
Mar 28, 2015 8:02 PM CST
Dave, if comfrey is poisonous, how can the chickens & livestock eat it without being harmed? I would be afraid to feed it to them. How do you know how much to give them?? Shrug!
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 29, 2015 7:10 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

It's not poisonous per se, but it can cause liver damage with a lifetime of accumulations. I think animals don't live long enough to accumulate toxic amounts.
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
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donnabking
Mar 29, 2015 8:24 PM CST
Wow! It almost looks like a plant we call Mullen here. I don't know much about it except that it grows wild and is probably a weed.
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill

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