tagasaste & comfrey plants

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  1. gippslander

    gippslander Junior Member

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    tagasaste, silver wattle (fukuoka's favourite fast grower) & comfrey plants
    who is willing keen and able to buy these plants?
    what size is best for mailing?
    the prices at which they will be keenly sought?

    just a little market research folks
    cheers
     
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    Re: tagasaste & comfrey plants

    Hi Gippslander,
    if you're in the Gippsland area I would love to buy Tagasaste and comfrey seedlings to fill my 5 acres.

    Cheers.
     
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    Re: tagasaste & comfrey plants

    thanks for your reply mate
    but aussie post draws the line way before five acres

    seems to me that a nursery specializing in some permaculture perrennials
    might fill the bill for a quite a few permies

    we are not a nursery
    but please do not send encouragement
    or we will be!

    we are presently planting out taga
    the comfrey is a spring to autumn godsend
    this year we cut it 20 times for the chooks & taters
    so it is a robust line

    cheers dears
    ps add silver beet (perennial it seems)
     
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    Re: tagasaste & comfrey plants

    How would you sell the comfrey? Whole plants or roots? I'm trying to get it to germinate from seed at present without any apparent success so far (been in the seed raising mix about 3 weeks).

    I'd buy some... I paid $30 for 50 lemon grass corms recently (plus P&H), and would pay the same for enough comfrey to go beside the lemon grass in my edge guild.
     
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    Re: tagasaste & comfrey plants

    eco4560
    thanks for entering this little 'survey'
    I do not think growing from seed will be anything like as effective as from root cuttings
    email me via the gardenfarm.biz website and I will help if I can
    cheers
     
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    Re: tagasaste & comfrey plants

    My comfrey arrived today - thanks!
     
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    Hi.
    I am just shifted to my new home two weeks ago and after lots of hardwork in developing my garden, I am thinking of buying plants soon but dont know any good nursery around here so please help me out that from where i buy plants?

    buy plants
     
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    Where are U
     
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    BTW my comfrey is doing great - It's really bouncing back as the weather warms up.
     
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    This is a good introduction to comfrey. Everyone should have one or more growing in the garden. A most useful plant.
    https://www.herbsarespecial.com.au/isabells_blog/comfrey-potential-to-knit-broken-bones.html
    Also
    https://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/about_us/history.php
    and
    [PDF]
     
  11. Hamish121212

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    Want to buy or swap comfrey please

    Hi there. I am establishing a new garden and was hoping to swap seeds from my extensive collection for some comfrey plants or root cuttings. If you can help please let me know. I am on the Qld NSW border Australia. Thanks Hamish
     
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    iv got heaps of comfrey etc
    where are you?
     
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    I'm located near Goondiwindi Qld 4390. I would really apreciate some Comfrey plants or root cuttings. I can email you a list of seeds I have to trade if you like. Or I can pay for them if you prefer - although like everyone these days money is tight.
     
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    come over and ill give you a ute load of stuff

    we are a bit cooler here but heaps of our plants may suit you
    what are you doing at Gundy?
     
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    I run a few dairy goats and make goat milk soap and sometimes cheese. I have an Aquaponics system running which works well. I am slowly planting a small food forest on my 2 acre property and I am putting in raised garden beds. I have been following permaculture for a couple of years learning what I can. A few locals and I have started a community garden and have secures some council land and some grant funding to get it going. So really busy trying to make a difference out here. In my spare time I work full time for the chamber of commerce :)
     
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    Just read the title of your post. Seems you are only a couple of hours drive away. Would love to visit and bring home some cuttings etc. Thanks! I will hold you to that. Interested to know what things you might be able to share. Would just be great to spend some time with a like minded person. I am starting some luceana seeds at the moment to grow as goat forage. I can get some seed for you if you like.
     
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    spot on H Leaucaena 4 goats sounds great we are too cold (Itried it once)

    we do lots of robinia ,oaks,artemesia ,comfrey,willows, poplars jerusulem artichokes,champion pumpkins (they recon its not about the big pumpkin)ETC
    come say gooday one time things are going into dormancy soon so a good time to grab rootstock
    would love to learn more on aquaponics

    keep in touch
    andrew
     

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