|I have comfrey growing in various places throughout the garden - under fruit trees, near the compost, on the edge of the kitchen garden - an a couple in the midst of things like this one.|
How to Make Comfrey Tea in under 5 minutes
Take a look at my clip FILM #3: HOW TO MAKE COMFREY TEA to see how easy it is to make (4:52 mins).
Step 2: Tear up leaves into lidded bin
Step 3: Cover with water
Step 4: Wait for 6 weeks
Step 5: Dilute 1:10 with water.
|I regularly harvest leaves and turn them into comfrey tea - a simple method using just comfrey and water in a lidded bin.|
|Comfrey leaves ripped up with water are covered with water then let steep for about 6 weeks - giving them a stir every now and then.|
For more information:
I wrote about making comfrey tea in more detail a few months back. Here's the link if you'd like to read more: http://our-permaculture-life.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/simple-homemade-natural-fertiliser.html
For other simple ideas on how to improve your soil, visit my post 5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Soil and Grow Better Food.
I also use comfrey tea to moisten and activate the soil in the beginning stages of making a no-dig garden. The method I have refined over the past 2 decades is super easy and super effective. Here is my explanation of how to make a no-dig garden.
If you enjoyed that, take a look at my other short films:Film #1: Our Permaculture Life: My Permaculture Garden (33 mins)
Film #2: Our Permaculture Life: Community Permaculture Garden (9 mins 30 secs)