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Comfrey! A cover crop and medicinal

Hills, founder of the UK's leading organic growing charity, Garden Organic, and the grandaddy of the organic gardening movement, was 37 when he saw his first comfrey plant. "From that day on," he said, "I never lived farther away from a comfrey plant than 100ft, and more than any woman has, this crop has changed my life."

Hills lived by the motto "search only for the truth that hurts no man", and to him his research into comfrey embodied an almost heroic quest for the secrets of sustained garden fertility that would help mankind through difficult times.


From the UK Guardian piece here.  See many photos of this plant at CalPhoto (copyrighted).  Here is the Richter's page and image. Click intothe image for link to their excellent online catalog.

Common comfrey

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