Why gardeners love comfrey so much and other unususal crops

A series of gardeners talking about why they like comfrey so much. This amazing plant helps build soil mass and soil nutrients as well as encouraging worms and soil bacteria. We have planted a bed of it at the Newtown garden and will be using it as a support plant to help us grow veg and other useful plants.

Here is a gentleman explaining why he grows a crop of nettles and the multiple yields he get from it.

 

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I lead on the Cwm Harry Skills and training enterprise, am a qualified teacher and permaculture design tutor and garden designer and project consultant. I write several blogs and am an avid networker and communicator on the subjects of sustainability, transition and co-operatives. I have written an occasional column for Channel4/green and have worked for Channel 4 on their 'Dumped' seriesworked as well as for BBC Wales as a green advisor on their Changing Lives- Going Green series, Nov-Dec 2009. I have been working in sustainable development, on project management and development, teaching, growing and small business development all my life really. I also grew up living and working on farms and have a broad experience working in Britain and Canada and Zimbabwe on sustainable agriculture, grass roots permaculture projects, micro business development and housing and worker co-ops. I have been based in Wales since 1994 and currently live in the Welsh borders.