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Russian Comfrey roots fresh dug available

 
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Now's a great time to put Comfrey roots in the ground, to give them plenty of time to establish themselves before winter. I have oodles of Russian Comfrey plants (Symphytum x uplandicum) to dig roots from. This is an easy to grow plant with many benefits for the garden and farm. It is non-invasive (does not self-seed or spread). Comfrey is a wonderful compost additive,  and can be used to make a "Green manure tea" from the leaves for a garden and potted plant fertilizer. Most folks have heard of it's medicinal properties as an external poultice for minor wounds and broken bones. I have successfully treated skin rashes this way. Last, but probably not least, is the flowers attract bees and other beneficial insects.

The roots ship well over a 3- to 5-day window. My roots are dug to order and shipped by USPS Flat Rate within a day barring unforseen circumstances of life. Root are $12.00 per lb. plus shipping.

1 to 2 lbs are shipped in a Flat Rate padded envelope for $8.
2 to 6 lbs are shipped in a Flat Rate medium box for $15.00.
Up to 12 lbs densely packed with root pieces cut small are packed in a large Flat Rate box for $21.00. Uncut roots in all cases will be a smaller amount by 10 to 15 percent.

Reserve your order by telling me how many pounds you want, and whether you want it cut into small pieces to pack more densely, or left as larger pieces. Then I'll dig the roots and send you a Paypal invoice when your order is ready.

Attached is a pic of just one patch of what I have to offer:
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I ordered a large box of comfrey roots from this fellow and BOY was i impressed!    He was eager to please,   wanted to make sure I got exactly what i wanted, and kept in touch to keep me informed on the status of my order.    My box arrived in perfect shape ....the roots were succulent and healthy and I have every confidence they will be making an appearance above ground even before winter comes.   Thanks SO MUCH Ken!!
 
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Amy Elben wrote:I ordered a large box of comfrey roots from this fellow and BOY was i impressed!    He was eager to please,   wanted to make sure I got exactly what i wanted, and kept in touch to keep me informed on the status of my order.    My box arrived in perfect shape ....the roots were succulent and healthy and I have every confidence they will be making an appearance above ground even before winter comes.   Thanks SO MUCH Ken!!


So glad the package made it to you without exploding. I was worried due to the Postal Service delay. Roots can mold if left too long in an airtight box. Now I'm more confident my way of packaging is secure enough for future orders. Appreciate the update, Amy!
 
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Do you know which type?  4 or 14?  If I understand correctly Symphytum x uplandicum is 14 but just making sure.
 
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C. Letellier wrote:Do you know which type?  4 or 14?  If I understand correctly Symphytum x uplandicum is 14 but just making sure.



I have read and been told that Symphytum x uplandicum is neither, it's the original Russian comfrey  before the Bocking trials. Definitely not 4, if it's not 14 the strain very similar to it.
Here's one article shedding some light, if only because the word "bocking" doesn't appear anywhere:
Symphytum x uplandicum - Plant Finder
 
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