What is so special about comfrey manure?
Although comfrey is poisonous in high doses. As a fertilizer it is harmless. In contrast to conventional man-made fertilizers, which mainly contain nitrogen and phosphorus and aim to promote plant growth, comfrey manure contains important nutrients such as potassium in addition to nitrogen and phosphorus.
- Nature provides the best fertilizer for tomatoes
- Horsetail manure is an excellent fertilizer
- Sunflowers need a lot of fertilizer
With the help of a comfrey manure, you can strengthen your plants in the garden or in the planter on the balcony. It increases their resistance to pests such as spider mites and aphids as well as to fungal diseases such as powdery mildew and shotgun disease.
Prepare the manure
How to prepare the liquid manure:
- Cut the leaves and stems from the comfrey in summer
- Coarsely chop the plant parts
- Pour 1 kg of fresh herb with 10 liters of water, e.g. B. in a bucket
- cover with a cloth to prevent insects from entering
- Stir 1 to 2 times a day so that oxygen comes in
You can tell from two points whether the comfrey manure is ready. For one thing, the slurry should no longer be frothy. On the other hand, it should smell fermented. When this is the case, the manure is ready for use.
Combine the comfrey manure with nettle manure
The manure becomes more holistic if you combine it with nettle manure. In addition, nettles contain high levels of iron and magnesium, among other things. You can put the leaves of comfrey and nettle together or pour the manure of both together at the end. Even dried comfrey leaves can be used for manure.
The manure in action
Once the liquid manure is ready, you can use it both outdoors in the garden and on the balcony. It is ideal for heavy consumers such as tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchinis, pumpkins, celery, potatoes and herbs such as lovage.
The liquid manure is diluted 10 times. So 1 liter of liquid manure + 1 liter of water. Just pour the whole thing into a large watering can. Caution: pour directly on the ground and do not water the leaves of the plants. The liquid manure would damage the leaves.
Alternatively, you can save yourself the trouble and do not use manure. The soil can also be mulched with the leaves of the comfrey, which are unsuitable for consumption, to enrich it with nutrients. These release their nutrients slowly and in the long term through mulching.
Tips & Tricks
If you are bothered by the smell of the slurry, you should add rock flour to the mixture (€ 14.95 at Amazon *). The rock flour reduces the strong odor, which is not for everyone ...