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April Showers on Andy’s Allotment!

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

the weather has been terrible, and we’ve been plagued with heavy showers, I was waiting for the ground to settle, now I’ll be waiting for it to dry out…or maybe a rice paddy or water cress?

looks like planting will have to wait, the allotments, are rather wet……

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andysallotment-april122012-3I have planted something, I’ve moved some Comfrey “Bocking 14″, up to the allotment plot, but must move my rhubarb and raspberry canes up shortly, if the ground is not to wet.

My Allotment is at http://gravelpitallotments.org.uk/

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Comfrey Bocking 14

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Some friends of mine are giving up their allotment (very sad!), so I’ve managed to blag some Comfrey (Bocking 14) from them. This will eventually be moved onto my Allotment in the future, but for now I’ve got a small patch of “naturalised stinging nettles” at the front of the garden, which I’ve reserved for Borage and Comfrey. So no time like the present to dig over and plant the “tubers/roots”.

Comfrey (Bocking 14) is sterile, and therefore will not set seed, so if someone has sold you Comfrey Bocking 14 seed you’ve been robbed! It can only be propagated by root cuttings. This is very useful addition to the organic garden, in creating organic liquid fertilizers, compost activator, mulch and potting mixture.

Nettle patch before planting out

Nettle patch before planting out

Comfrey (blocking 14) tubers/roots

Comfrey (blocking 14) tubers/roots

Comfrey (bocking 14) planted

Comfrey (bocking 14) planted

Many Thanks to Vickie and Andew for the Comfrey!

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