Fermented comfrey tea, an excellent fertilizer

Batch of fermented comfrey tea

Organic gardeners favor it above all others: fermented comfrey tea is one of the most effective organic fertilizers for gardens and vegetable plots.

It also works as a parasite repellent and compost activator.

Thanks to its high organic matter content, especially potassium, calcium and nitrogen, it is a recognized plant growth and blooming enhancer.

For fertilizer that would contain higher nitrogen levels, you may use fermented stinging nettle tea.

Procedure to prepare 10 quarts (10 liters) of fermented comfrey tea

  • Harvest 35¬†oz (1¬†kg) fresh leaves.
  • Macerate in 10¬†quarts (9¬†liters) rainwater (softer) for 1¬†to¬†2¬†weeks.
  • Avoid using metallic containers for maceration.
  • Mix regularly.

Fermented comfrey tea is ready when the liquid turns black and leaves turned into slime at the bottom of the container.

  • Filter to remove any residues and produce a perfectly clear liquid.

Using fermented comfrey tea

Fermented comfrey tea can be used during the entire vegetation and blooming phase of plants and vegetables.

Comfrey leaves that can be used to prepare weedy teaIt is used like any other fertilizer with a mixing ratio of 10% fermented comfrey tea to 90% water.

  • If my sprayer contains 9¬†quarts (9¬†liters) water, I‚Äôll add 1 quart (1 liter) fermented tea and have a great plant fertilizer.

It is used like any other parasite repellent with a mixing ratio of 5% fermented comfrey tea to 95% water.

  • If my sprayer contains 9.5¬†quarts (9.5¬†liters) water, I‚Äôll add ¬Ĺ¬†quart (¬Ĺ liter) fermented tea.

Credits for images shared to Nature & Garden (all edits by Gaspard Lorthiois):
Filtering the weed tea by Rosalyn & Gaspard Lorthiois, own work
Leaves by Nancy Buron under Pixabay license