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Comfrey Root organic nutrients?
    #197188 - 02/18/09 03:42 PM (9 years, 4 months ago)

Hello has anyone much experience with using strickly Comfrey leaf or root sun tea as organic nutrient water for the Cannabis plant?

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Re: Comfrey Root organic nutrients? [Re: MasterHerbalist]
    #197216 - 02/18/09 05:33 PM (9 years, 4 months ago)

Not me.
Just wanted to post here.:awebig:

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Re: Comfrey Root organic nutrients? [Re: Smoke]
    #197565 - 02/19/09 03:48 PM (9 years, 4 months ago)

The hairy comfrey leaves contain valuable trace elements and minerals which have been brought up to the surface by its deep-delving roots.

Herbal Tea Plant Food

1 t Comfrey leaves
1 t Alfalfa leaves
1 t Nettle leaves
1 Qt boiling water

Steep for 10 min. and let cool until luke warm. Drain the leaves out and add the luke warm tea to your plants to keep them healthy and vibrant!

The reason for adding slightly warm tea (or water) to your plants is that they will be able to absorb the needed nutrients more easily by keeping the root pores open verses cold tea (or water) will have a tendency to restrict the pores, meaning a much slower process of absorption.

Comfrey is called knitbone or healing herb. It is high in calcium, potassium and phosphorus, and also rich in vitamins A and C. The nutrients present in comfrey actually assist in the healing process since it contains allantoin.
Alfalfa is one of the most powerful nitrogen - fixers of all the legumes. It is strong in iron and is a good source of phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and trace minerals.
Nettles are helpful to stimulate fermentation in compost or manure piles and this helps to break down other organic materials in your planting soil. The plant is said to contain carbonic acid and ammonia which may be the fermentation factor. Nettles are rich in iron and have as much protein as cottonseed meal


This sea botanical is a very rich source of natural vitamins and minerals, including essential trace minerals. A great source of Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Potassium, 12 vitamins (including A, B1, B2, C, D and E ), 21 amino acids and over 60 minerals and trace elements. It is particularly rich in the trace element iodine and tocopherol (Vitamin E). Kelp was used by native Americans to promote health. Cultures that consume large amounts of kelp seem to lead healthier lives.


Kelp is any of a variety of large, brown seaweeds
that grow underwater and on rocky shores. Kelps are
found in cold waters throughout the world.

Kelps vary widely in size and form. One type of kelp,
called giant kelp, may have hundreds of branches, each
of which has hundreds of leaves. Giant kelp may reach
over 200 feet in length and will create entire forests
of kelp. Other kelp consists of only a single branch
and may be less than 3 feet long. But what they all
share is that it is hard to tell the stems from the leaves.

The role of kelp in agriculture dates back thousands of
years, and has been an integral part of coastal farming.
It can be said with honesty that kelp is the most effective
additive next to quality fertilizer.

The kelp that has the most importance for our needs is a
kelp that grows in the cold canadian waters of the Atlantic
Ocean, it is called Ascophyllum Nodosum. There are many kelps
that have great benefits for agriculture but this particular
kelp has the gold medal.

Ascophyllum is harvested by collecting from either the rocky
shores or using a type of dredge or seine to catch it. It is
then washed with fresh water to rid it of excess sea salt and
then it is dried and powdered. It is very important that they
harvest it at just the right time to ensure that the cytokinin
levels are at their peak (cytokinins are growth hormones
responsible for cell division in plants).

Kelp contains many wonderful things such as over 70 minerals
and trace elements, growth hormones, vitamins, enzymes, and proteins.

It has been proven that kelp or what is in kelp can accelerate growth,
increase fruiting and flowering, provide resistance to disease, insects
and frost. There are a couple of things that are important in regards
to the benefits of kelp and how they work. The first one is all of the
trace elements and minerals which are aided by a carbohydrate mannitol
that chelates or makes available certain minerals. One of the problems
of modern farming is enabling the plant to take up all of the nutrients
to complete a healthy life cycle. Chelates are very important in
allowing plants to take up certain essential elements. What researchers
have discovered is that with so many trace elements and minerals as
well as vitamins and enzymes not to mention growth hormones, kelp
aids in building and or supporting the plants natural immune system.
If you can keep a plants immune system high it will have the ability
to resist disease, insects, frost, and drought.

The second important and perhaps the most important aspect of kelp
is the growth hormones. Kelp contains ample quantities of auxins,
gibberellins, and cytokinins. All growth hormones play a part in
how a plant functions, and are more accurately called growth
regulators. Kelp has very high amounts of a particular hormone,
cytokinin. Cytokinins are responsible for cell division, cell
enlargement, differentiation of cells, development of chloroplasts
as well as a delay in aging.

When kelp is used regularly you will notice that the overall health
of the plant will increase and that when applied at certain times
major growth will occur.

There are many ways to use kelp with foliar spraying being the most
effective. You can improve specific growth stages by applying kelp
with a specific response in mind. For example, if your tomatoes or
peas are starting to bud, you can apply kelp to promote additional
buds. If you require more root growth then you would apply it to
the root zone after transplanting. Cytokinins respond within what
ever stage that the plant is in. Spray in vegetative then you will
experience more vegetative growth, spray in flower then you will
experience more flowering etc...

There are several forms that kelp comes in and some forms offer
more benefits than others. Granular kelp is often mixed in with
other fertilizers and doesn't contain as high concentrations of
ytokinins as liquid concentrate. If you are looking to supplement
your present fertilizer regime then you would probably add
powdered kelp. If however you are trying to promote more
flowering or budding sites then you would use a concentrated
liquid kelp product such as Growth Max or Growth Plus which
both have a cytokinin level of 400 ppm.

Foliar spraying is the most effective way of applying kelp,
since leaves are up to 8 times more effecient in taking in of
nutrients than through the root system. When foliar spraying
try to apply in the early morning when the plant is the most
active and the stomata are open to their fullest, avoid
praying before it rains, use high quality water with a ph
of 6.0, and any foliar spray benefits from a non ionic wetting
agent such as Mega Wet.

In conclusion, kelp can help germinate seeds quicker, improve
taking of cuttings, encourage rooting, build immunity, add more
colour and flavour, give a longer shelf life, produce more and
larger buds and flowers, counter any nutrient defiencies,
and fight off insects and disease. Kelp is truly mother natures
gift to the modern gardener

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Re: Comfrey Root organic nutrients? [Re: MasterHerbalist]
    #198259 - 02/21/09 01:33 AM (9 years, 4 months ago)

macro              micro
Chlorine  0.1 - 1% Iodine 300 - 700 ppm (winter - summer)
Sodium 1 - 3% Copper 8 - 16 ppm
Potassium  3 - 7% Zinc 7 - 60 ppm
Sulfur 3 - 4% Manganese  3 - 50 ppm
Calcium  1 - 6% Selenium 0.5 - 3 ppm
Protein 9 - 11%, Main amino-acid, Tyrosine 8.5g/kg (8,500ppm)

kelp elements %          %
Silver .000004 Nitrogen .062400
Aluminium .019300 Sodium 4.180000
Gold .000006 Nickel .003500
Boron .019400 Oxygen Undeclared
Barium .001276 Osmium Trace
Carbon Undeclared Phosphorus .211000
Calcium 1.904000 Lead .000014
Chlorine 3.680000 Rubidium .000005
Cobalt .001227 Sulphur 1.564200
Copper .000635 Antimony .000142
Fluorine .032650 Silicon .164200
Iron .089560 Tin .000006
Germanium .000005 Strontium .074876
Hydrogen Undeclared Tellurium Trace
Mercury .000190 Titanium .000012
Iodine .062400 Thallium .000293
Potassium 1.280000 Vanadium .000531
Lanthanum .000019 Tungsten .000033
Lithium .000007 Zinc .003516
Magnesium .213000 Zirconium .000001
Manganese .123500 Selenium .000043
Molybdenum  <.001592  Uranium  .000004

Other elements
Bismuth Gallium Thorium
Beryllium Indium Radium
Niobium Iridium Bromine
Cadmium Palladium Cerium
Chromium Platinum  Rhodium

Edited by MasterHerbalist (02/21/09 01:36 AM)

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Re: Comfrey Root organic nutrients? [Re: Smoke]
    #198500 - 02/21/09 07:57 PM (9 years, 4 months ago)


Smoke said:
Not me.
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If you dont have anything cruel, opinionated or factual to say, dont say shit. and ...

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