Welcome to the complete guide to growing Comfrey in Perth. In this detailed article, we will go step by step through everything you need to do to grow Comfrey in your garden or verandah.
Herbs smell great and create wonderful happy sensations when we garden with them. Not only is growing herbs easy, there are many health benefits of herbs, such as preventing illnesses, easing pain and just their amazing tastes!
Best time to grow Comfrey in Perth
The best time to grow this yummy herb in Perth, is between Mar-May, Aug-Oct.
If you are considering growing it elsewhere, you better check local weather and seasonal conditions.
Will Comfrey grow in a pot?
Yes, it will grow well in a pot. You can use one pot for a plant, or get a large pot and plant a few varieties if there’s room.
How much sun is best?
Comfrey thrives when it is positioned in a spot that gets Semi-sun, Full sun.
If you find that the leaves start to brown, try moving it in shade, or via versa. Each area can have its own peculiar conditions.
Best soil to grow Comfrey
If you are growing Comfrey in Perth, you’ll find that it prefers a moist well drained soil and will be very happy with it.
You can find potting mix that will do that just fine, or add some to your garden bed before planting.
How often should I water?
Comfrey needs Regular watering. There are self watering pots available if you plan to grow it in a pot, or you can just get in a regular habit of checking the soil each day or two.
When can I harvest Comfrey?
You can harvest Comfrey at its prime, which is around at maturity.
What to propagate
You can plant Comfrey from Seeds, and place each plant around 10-20 centimetres apart.
Frequency in growing Comfrey
Comfrey is a Perennial herb.
Did you know?
Here are two interesting herb facts that you may not be aware of.
Fact 1: You can distinguish between spices and herbs by what section of the plant they come from. Herbs come from the green leafy parts of plants.
Fact 2: Herbs have been used forever. They have been important to all cultures since long before we recorded history.
These make growing Comfrey in your own Perth yard even more special, in my opinion.
Enjoy growing Comfrey in Perth
I hope you enjoy growing Comfrey in your garden or verandah.
It really is a wonderful herb to grow here in Western Australia, and you will also enjoy that it saves you money from buying dried versions or fresh (expensive) cuttings from the shops.
I hope you found my guide useful, enjoy growing your own!