Friday, January 6, 2012

Improving Compost

We have been growing Yarrow and Comfrey to improve the soil and also to use as compost accelerators, so this morning I have chopped off a few leaves and added them to our two compost bins, it will be interesting to see if it really does make a difference. There is plenty of information ant Green harvest and a great permacultue garden which uses it too here.

I have several Herb books and in the Complete Book of Herbs it lists other uses for Comfrey including in salads, as a Spinach substitute, the stem can be an Asparagus substitute, and leaves can be used as a fertilizer for tomatoes and potatoes after being soaked for four weeks. Clearly we are not using this crop to its full potential!

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