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I'm afraid we're not offering Sweetpotato slips this season, sorry! I'd love to offer them again in a future year, stay tuned.

Shipping within Canada only. (I can still ship your seeds internationally, just not live plants)

Shipping is a flat $20 for all orders with plants and roots. Just select the shipping option during checkout. If you order both seeds and plants, we'll mail your seeds separately and ship your plants when they're ready to go out.

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Russian Comfrey Root Cuttings - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Russian Comfrey (Root Cuttings) - Package of 12 (out of stock)

Orders will be shipped May 2020

A multi-purpose super-plant, or arguably a very useful weed. I'm really happy we can offer comfrey root cuttings to you all!

The easiest plant in the world to grow. Although we don't know the specific strain of comfrey that we have, it's the sterile Russian Comfrey (Symphytum x uplandicum) which only propagates through root cuttings. It won't spread and take over the garden, but choose a location carefully. Once comfrey is in the ground, it's there forever. Every piece of root grows easily into a new plant.

Shipping within Canada only. We dig and ship twice a year, May and October. Orders will be filled on the soonest dig.

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: Please select the Live Plants and Roots shipping option during checkout. Postage is $20. When you order seeds and comfrey together, we'll mail your seeds out first and send the comfrey when it's time.

For larger quantities, click on the sizes below:

-12 roots for $20
-24 roots for $35
-36 roots for $45
-48 roots for $55

All about comfrey:

A powerful healing herb, comfrey is one of our most used medicinals around the farm. Both the leaves and roots have skin healing properties, I often use it as a quick poultice for minor cuts, and made into a salve with calendula it's great for dry skin and eczema.

Comfrey is also a super useful soil building plant. It's roots reach down many feet, drawing up nutrients into the prolific bushy foliage. The leaves can be cut multiple times per year as a fertilizer source. They can be brewed into a nitrogen rich fertilizer tea, used as mulch around plants or simply composted.

Traditionally eaten as a cooked green and spring tonic in many cultures, the leaves are soft and quite tasty, but fuzzy. Most authorities no longer encourage consuming comfrey internally, due to low levels of potentially toxic alkaloids. Many animals love it, we used to feed buckets full to our goats and cows.

We've planted comfrey around some of our young fruit trees. The uncut leaves form a perfect natural mulch where they fall, depositing nutrients and suppressing tree-competing grass.

Comfrey loves moisture, they thrive along stream sides and in ditches. But being the adaptable plants that they are, can grow in pretty much any soil.

Our comfrey has lived here at the farm longer than we have. We inherited a healthy patch of comfrey growing amongst the alders alongside Kempt Brook, maybe planted decades ago by one of our herb growing predecessors at the farm. I've been dividing and planting that comfrey over the years, and now it grows scattered throughout the orchard and thrives in a big patch in the moist gravelly soil by our bridge.
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Clearwater Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichoke) Tubers - Annapolis Seeds
Clearwater Sunchoke - 1 pound (out of stock)

1 pound (454 g) of tubers

Please select the "Live Plants and Roots" shipping option during checkout.

Like all of our live plants, shipping within Canada only.

Also known as Jerusalem Artichoke. Despite its common name this marvelous plant has no connection with Jerusalem... or artichokes! Native to North America, it has long been cultivated by indigenous gardeners all across the east.

A perennial sunflower relative, they grow to 6-8 feet and are topped with yellow flowers in September. The tubers mature in October, and can be dug at any time, or left in the ground to be dug in the winter or early Spring. They don't store as well as other root crops, so I like to simply dig them as I need them.

Sunchokes are extremely hardy, and thrive in almost any garden conditions. The only places they won't enjoy are deep shade or permanently wet soil. They will re-sprout from small pieces of tuber, and are difficult to remove once established. Choose your site carefully! Smothering for a season with landscape fabric is the best way to remove unwanted plants. That said, a well situated patch can yield tons of food, with almost no care.

Clearwater is a variety from Will Bonsall's extensive collection in Maine. Their tubers are less knobbly than most varieties, making them easier to chop and prepare. Will discovered this one growing in the garden of a neighbour, near Clearwater Pond.

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