Support plants

Support plants add value to your garden by contributing beneficial attributes like enhancing the soil, providing structure, or helping to create a micro-climate. For example, comfrey, Symphytum x uplandicum,  is an excellent support plant because it is a dynamic micronutrient accumulator. Comfrey takes up micronutrients from the soil and stores them in the leaves. The leaves can be harvested and used in compost as a micronutrient source.