Would like to trade my comfrey for bamboo and/or kudzu

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  1. Tchaka

    Tchaka New Member

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    If anyone is interested in obtaining comfrey I will have some to trade as soon as we get our Spring thaw here ("here" is Minnesota, USA. Zone 4). Anticipate early April, possibly earlier, depends upon Mother Nature.

    I have some beds of very nice Bocking 14 comfrey which I have been growing for the past 9 years. I would like to trade starts for bamboo and/or kudzu.

    Yes, I know that kudzu is an invasive species in many areas, but here in the cold, frozen North it will not establish, even outdoors. In any event, my interest is in growing it in my greenhouse during the winter for fresh greens for my rabbits and guinea pigs, so it will never be outside here anyway.

    If interested, please message me. I know that it is early, but I do run out of starts most years, selling along with my herb and perennial starts, so best to make arrangements sooner rather than later.

    Cheers.
     
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    Hello, TCHAKA.

    I am looking for some Bocking 14 comfrey roots to propagate to feed our rabbits, compost critters and share root w/ others to propagate and do the same.

    We are in Swift County, MN, so I have a context when you say "cold, frozen North." :).

    I'm intrigued to find out if you got & grew any kudzu this Summer! I've been curious as to using it as a feed since I found out it can't (or at least, shouldn't) survive the winters here. if you got some, how has it been growing? Really curious to find out your results and if the rabbits like it.

    Thank you!!
     
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    i think you could do as well or even better by using sweet
    potato slips instead of kudzu. once the ground warms up
    enough... i haven't done a direct comparison of nutrient
    availability, but at least people eat sweet potato leaves. never
    heard of anyone eating kudzu leaves. :)
     

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