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Alfalfa Meal

Alfalfa Meal is an exceptional source of plant-derived nutrients for the garden. It is highly recommended for roses as well as all other vegetables, herbs, flowers and shrubs. Alfalfa contains a wealth of nutrients that have been shown to be beneficial to plant growth. Alfalfa is a component of biological gardening and can be used in several forms such as meal, cubes or pellets that are broadcast in the garden, or as a tea that is used as a foliar spray or soil drench.

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Alfalfa Meal

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Nutritional Powerhouse

Alfalfa meal serves as an all-natural fertilizer that quickly and effectively replenishes worn-out soil. This enhances the growing potential of depleted soil, especially soil that has been used for long-term seasonal growing. Like many components of living soils, alfalfa meal offers distinct benefits depending upon where and how it is used.

Benefits

For Indoor Plants

  • Alfalfa meal enriches soil with nutrients that many other soil amendments don’t provide.
  • It markedly accelerates the results from other amendments by breaking down nutrients.
  • Its relatively low nitrogen content makes it ideal for more sensitive and delicate crops.
  • It’s known to support higher yields and more abundant fruit for many different plants.

For Outdoor Gardens

  • Alfalfa meal is prized among outdoor gardeners for enriching existing compost heaps.
  • Since it decomposes rapidly, it is effective at getting new outdoor compost started fast.
  • Alfalfa meal has traditionally been used to replenish soil for seasonal outdoor gardens.
  • Only a small amount needs to be used, making it convenient and efficient.

What is alfalfa?

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is a perennial herbaceous legume that grows to about 3-feet in height. It has blue-violet flowers that bloom from July to September. There are species found in the wild all over central Asia and into Siberia. As with other legumes, alfalfa has the ability to ‘fix’ nitrogen in the soil. Because it is known to improve soil structure (tilth) and control weeds in subsequent crops, alfalfa is an integral component of many crop rotation plans.

Why should I use alfalfa meal?

Alfalfa meal serves as an all-natural fertilizer that quickly and effectively replenishes worn-out soil. This enhances the growing potential of depleted soil, especially soil that has been used for long-term seasonal growing. Like many components of Living Soils, alfalfa meal offers distinct benefits depending upon where and how it is used.

Alfalfa, especially used as a tea will result in superior plant growth and greater bloom production. Plants that are fed alfalfa tea often have a greatly expanded root system over untreated specimens. They may break dormancy earlier and may have a noticeable increase in the thickness and number of leaves.

How do I use alfalfa meal?

Alfalfa meal will breakdown in garden soil more rapidly than pellets or cubes. However, it is very light and dusty. The dust is non-toxic but any dusty material can create respiratory problems if inhaled. Use a mask to cover your nose and mouth when you apply meal, even on a calm day. Stay upwind of prevailing breezes and broadcast it as low as possible to the soil. Alfalfa may also be used effectively in teas.

What are the nutrients in alfalfa meal?

Alfalfa meal provides a nice balance of the major nutrients, namely nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, but also magnesium and sulfur. This balance makes it one of the safest fertilizers to use. Alfalfa is often synonymous with the growth hormone triacontanol. Triacontanol is considered the most powerful plant growth promoter, and alfalfa contains copious amounts.

Along with nutrients and plant growth hormones, alfalfa naturally contains high concentrations of vitamins A, B and E, as well as riboflavin, biotin, folic acid and 16 amino acids. As a soil amendment, alfalfa meal works with and improves the balance of sugars, starches and proteins in soil, improving nutrient transfer and energizing the activity of beneficial soil bacteria. This not only improves growing conditions but leads to more flavorful and aromatic crops.

Application

1 cup  ≈ 3 oz.

Roses: For existing roses, apply 1/2-1 cup per  plant in early spring and thoroughly mix into the soil surface. For new  roses, add 1/2-1 cup per hole, mix thoroughly into soil and water in well.  Repeat application when blooms appear and again in Fall at half the  recommended amount. 

Containers: For new  plantings, add 2-4 tbsp. per gallon of soil and mix thoroughly OR add 5 lbs.  per cubic yard. For established plants, lightly mix 1-2 tbsp. per gallon into  the soil surface once each month during the growing season. 

Vegetable Gardens & Flower  Beds: To prepare new  gardens, apply 5-10 lbs. per 100 square feet and thoroughly mix into the top  3″ of soil. For new transplants, add 1-2 tbsp. per hole, mix into soil and  water in well. To feed established plants, side dress ½ cup once each month  during the growing season to promote plant growth. 

Trees & Shrubs: Spread  up to 1 lb. per 2″ of trunk diameter around the base outwards to the drip  line, mix into soil surface and water in well. For new trees, prepare  transplant hole and mix 1-2 cups with the back fill soil. Use the amended soil to fill in around the new tree and water in well.

Alfalfa Meal

Alfalfa Meal

Alfalfa Meal is an exceptional source of plant-derived nutrients for the garden. It is highly recommended for roses as well as all other vegetables, herbs, flowers and shrubs. Alfalfa contains a wealth of nutrients that have been shown to be beneficial to plant growth. Alfalfa is a component of biological gardening and can be used in several forms such as meal, cubes or pellets that are broadcast in the garden, or as a tea that is used as a foliar spray or soil drench.

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Nutritional Powerhouse

Alfalfa meal serves as an all-natural fertilizer that quickly and effectively replenishes worn-out soil. This enhances the growing potential of depleted soil, especially soil that has been used for long-term seasonal growing. Like many components of living soils, alfalfa meal offers distinct benefits depending upon where and how it is used.

Benefits

For Indoor Plants

  • Alfalfa meal enriches soil with nutrients that many other soil amendments don’t provide.
  • It markedly accelerates the results from other amendments by breaking down nutrients.
  • Its relatively low nitrogen content makes it ideal for more sensitive and delicate crops.
  • It’s known to support higher yields and more abundant fruit for many different plants.

For Outdoor Gardens

  • Alfalfa meal is prized among outdoor gardeners for enriching existing compost heaps.
  • Since it decomposes rapidly, it is effective at getting new outdoor compost started fast.
  • Alfalfa meal has traditionally been used to replenish soil for seasonal outdoor gardens.
  • Only a small amount needs to be used, making it convenient and efficient.

Common Questions

What is alfalfa?

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is a perennial herbaceous legume that grows to about 3-feet in height. It has blue-violet flowers that bloom from July to September. There are species found in the wild all over central Asia and into Siberia. As with other legumes, alfalfa has the ability to ‘fix’ nitrogen in the soil. Because it is known to improve soil structure (tilth) and control weeds in subsequent crops, alfalfa is an integral component of many crop rotation plans.

Why should I use alfalfa meal?

Alfalfa meal serves as an all-natural fertilizer that quickly and effectively replenishes worn-out soil. This enhances the growing potential of depleted soil, especially soil that has been used for long-term seasonal growing. Like many components of Living Soils, alfalfa meal offers distinct benefits depending upon where and how it is used.

Alfalfa, especially used as a tea will result in superior plant growth and greater bloom production. Plants that are fed alfalfa tea often have a greatly expanded root system over untreated specimens. They may break dormancy earlier and may have a noticeable increase in the thickness and number of leaves.

How do I use alfalfa meal?

Alfalfa meal will breakdown in garden soil more rapidly than pellets or cubes. However, it is very light and dusty. The dust is non-toxic but any dusty material can create respiratory problems if inhaled. Use a mask to cover your nose and mouth when you apply meal, even on a calm day. Stay upwind of prevailing breezes and broadcast it as low as possible to the soil. Alfalfa may also be used effectively in teas.

What are the nutrients in alfalfa meal?

Alfalfa meal provides a nice balance of the major nutrients, namely nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, but also magnesium and sulfur. This balance makes it one of the safest fertilizers to use. Alfalfa is often synonymous with the growth hormone triacontanol. Triacontanol is considered the most powerful plant growth promoter, and alfalfa contains copious amounts.

Along with nutrients and plant growth hormones, alfalfa naturally contains high concentrations of vitamins A, B and E, as well as riboflavin, biotin, folic acid and 16 amino acids. As a soil amendment, alfalfa meal works with and improves the balance of sugars, starches and proteins in soil, improving nutrient transfer and energizing the activity of beneficial soil bacteria. This not only improves growing conditions but leads to more flavorful and aromatic crops.