How To Make Comfrey Fermented Plant Juice At Home (Follow These Simple Steps!)

If you’re looking for an organic and sustainable way to make and keep your plants healthy, then using comfrey FPJ (fermented plant juice) is one of the keys. Comfrey, due to its deep taproot and large root system, pulls its nutrients from way down in the subsoil, which most other plants can’t reach. Comfrey is high in just about every nutrient a plant needs, including the big three, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and many trace elements.

I went out early in the morning to collect all the top shots of these plants in the local forest. (2 to 3 inches of top leaves are best) I’ll show you how to make comfrey FPJ with just a few simple steps.

Step-By-Step Procedure:

  1. Weight your plant material and weigh the same amount of Jaggery Sugar or Brown Sugar. Do not use processed sugar as it’s not good for microbial activity.
  1. Now toss both into a large pan and mix well. Coat as much of the surface area of the plant material with sugar as possible to boost the osmotic process and draw out the plant juices.
  1. I use glass jars for my FPJ, just remember not to use metal as it will react with the mixture.
  1. Pack the container tightly with the plant material and brown sugar mixture until full. Make sure there are no air pockets left.
  1. Make sure to clean your container with Vinegar which is great for natural farming and doesn’t mess up your inputs.
  1. It would take between 5 – 7 days depending on temperature and humidity for the process to be complete.
  1. After fermentation is complete (3 to 7 days), separate the plant material from the liquid using a colander or strainer.
  1. Store your FPJ liquid using a jar and a breathable cover in a cool dark place.

Tips to Use Comfrey FPJ

  • To achieve the greatest results, use comfrey FPJ every two weeks during the growing season.
  • While comfrey FPJ is a powerful fertilizer, combining it with other homemade fertilizers such as nettle tea or seaweed extract can provide a wider range of nutrients.
  • Keep any remaining FPJ in a cold, dark place. It can last for several months but always smell for any unpleasant odors before using.
  • It is recommended to use it at 0.1% also commonly known as 1:1000 dilution. For this dilution, use 3/4 tsp per 1 gallon, and the solution is usually applied once a week.

Benefits of Comfrey FPJ

  • Nutrient-Rich: Comfrey FPJ is rich in important nutrients and contributes to a balanced diet for plants, fostering healthy growth and plentiful yields.
  • Cost-Effective: Making comfrey FPJ is both affordable and sustainable. It decreases the demand for commercial fertilizers, resulting in long-term cost savings.
  • Organic and Safe: Comfrey FPJ is a natural alternative to artificial fertilizers. It is safe for the environment, plants, and your health.
  • Versatile: It can be used as a foliar spray, soil drench, or compost activator. It is suitable for all types of plants, including vegetables and ornamentals.

Trust me, once you see the results, you’ll wonder how you ever gardened without it. It’s a game-changer in our garden.

Happy growing!