Plant root cuttings in a 3 foot grid, 1 to 2 inches deep and keep moist until established after danger of freezing is past.
Note: comfrey is propagated by root cutting, so it is best if left in the location you originally plant it. If moved, thoroughly dig up the roots to avoid unintentional volunteers.
Plant root cuttings after danger of deep freeze has passed in a 18" to 24" foot grid, 1 to 2 inches deep at a 45 degree angle, pointy end down, and keep moist until established.
Note: horseradish is propagated by root cutting, so it is best if left in the location you originally plant it. If moved, thoroughly dig up the roots to avoid unintentional volunteers.
20 root cuttings $20 100 root cuttings $80
50 root cuttings $45 500 root cuttings $360
Comfrey is a deep-rooted plant that mines a lot of nutrients and moisture for your use. It is propagated by root cuttings and grows vigorously. Bocking 4 is one of only two varieties that does not produce seeds (and thus do not become a tenacious weed).
Comfrey has historically been used for its healing properties and is a valuable food source for forage based livestock raising – they love the high protein succulent leaves.
We only ship fresh cuttings to make sure you get excellent condition, fresh cuttings with the highest vitality. We dig cuttings once-a-week on the weekends from late February (after the last frost) until late May or until we sell out. If for some reason you need a special shipping arrangement for expedited shipping please contact us in advance of placing your order to confirm availability. If you purchase multiple items in one email, they will be shipped together to reduce shipping costs.
Root cuttings are shipped in zip-lock bags wrapped in a moist paper towel. As such, they can be refrigerated (careful they are not frozen!) if they cannot be planted right away. I have seen cuttings survive months of refrigeration, but I recommend timing your order so you can plant them immediately for the highest vitality of the root cuttings.
15 root cuttings $10
20 root cuttings $15
This variety of horseradish has much better flavor than the commercial strains; it is a tad sweet and mild in comparison. Eat it fresh grated, mix it into sauces, or preserve it in vinegar. I advise getting it in the ground as soon as danger of a deep freeze is past, and keeping moist until well established.
Planting instructions: Plant root cuttings after danger of deep freeze has passed in a 18" to 24" foot grid, 1 to 2 inches deep at a 45 degree angle, pointy end down, and keep moist until established.