|Mat, Jamie and Nat planting |
The Tuesday volunteers have also been hard at it, getting a small corner of land, near the orchard, ready to plant some comfrey cuttings. We have used a cultivar known as 'Bocking 14' which is high yielding and has a high potash yield. Comfrey leaves can be used as a mulch particularly around tomato plants, but it is best used as a liquid feed, particularly good for fruit and vegetables. Comfrey can also be added to the compost to help create a good soil improver. If you want more information how how to use comfrey, Garden Organic does a great little booklet offering straight forward advice and information.
On Tuesday Will and Terry also planted our potatoes - a few different varieties - Swift, (good for container growing), Ratte, Druid, Bambino and Shetland Black. I'll let you know how we get on at harvest time. Happy gardening! Bex.