Alfalfa Meal is an all natural fertilizer made from ground up alfalfa plants. It’s great at replenishing worn out soils when used as a soil amendment. It can also be used as an accelerant in compost piles.
Volume is approximate because we pack by weight
Alfalfa weighs approximately 5 ounces per cup
Seasonal planting can take a toll on your garden. As most crops grow they take up valuable elements and minerals from the soil depleting it of resources and making it less fertile over time.
Alfalfa Meal can help restore soil and bring back its full growing potential. With a unique 3-1-2 ratio, Alfalfa Meal is an all natural, organic fertilizer that replenishes sugar, starches and proteins that help keep your plants growing healthy and strong.
Alfalfa Meal contains high amounts of:
|Alfalfa Meal contains high amounts of:|
|Vitamin B||Vitamin E||Niacin|
|Plus 16 Amino Acids||Triacontanol, growth hormone|
How Alfalfa Meal Works
Alfalfa Meal works as an organic fertilizer utilizing microbacteria to break down and produce heat that accelerates the decomposition of minerals within the meal. Rhizobacteria activity processes the nutrients further, making them more readily available for use by the plant. Using Alfalfa Meal is easy, it provides an alternative to other organic fertilizers such as blood meal or compost that may contain excessive amounts of nitrogen for more delicate plants.
Alfalfa Meal is a rapid decomposer, and can naturally generate a lot of heat in a short amount of time. This heat generating ability means that Alfalfa Meal is a good accelerant for use with any compost pile. Mulching Alfalfa Meal into the main body of the pile will aid decomposition and produce quicker results.
Whether you use it to fertilize your plants or accelerate your compost, Alfalfa Meal is a fantastic way to help your garden achieve higher yields, more abundant fruit and increased fertility.
History of Alfalfa
Alfalfa is an important foraging crop used primarily for cattle feed in the United States. A perennial flowering crop, alfalfa plants can live for 3 to 12 years and are a seasonal legume. Growing up to three feet in height, and with a root system reaching up to 12 feet deep, alfalfa is a hardy plant resilient to droughts and other environmental factors that can damage other similar types of field crops.
Alfalfa was first cultivated in Iran, where it was believed to have been domesticated for feeding horses during the Bronze Age (3500-2000 BC). Alfalfa production spread throughout central Asia and the Mediterranean following the Persian invasion of Greece in 490 BC. Alfalfa spread across the Atlantic with European explorers and eventually made it to the United States from Chile around the mid 1800’s.
Able to grow in practically any climate, alfalfa is today an important food crop for cattle and dairy farmers across the world. When turned into hay alfalfa yields some of the highest feeding values of any type of animal feed. Although it has a high nitrogen content due to the bacteria located around the root nodules, alfalfa plants don’t require a nitrogen rich soil to grow. The result is an increase of nitrogen back into the soil, leaving the soil more enriched and without the nutrient deficiencies present after growing other types of plants.
Although fields are planted and regularly harvested, alfalfa is also an auto toxic species and emits chemicals that deter other alfalfa plants from growing around it. This is why alfalfa fields should be rotated or cleared before reseeding.
Potting Soil: 1/4 - 1/2 Cup Per Cubic Foot.
Light Application: 12 lbs per 1,000 square feet, 1/4 cup per plant or 1 lb per 20 ft row
Normal Application: 25 lbs per 1,000 square feet, 1/3 cup per plant or 2 lb per 20 ft row
Heavy Application: 50 lbs per 1,000 square feet, 1/2 cup per plant or 3 lb per 20 ft row
Derived from: Alfalfa
5 Gallon Bucket With Water
1-2 Cups Alfalfa Meal
2 Tablespoons Kelp Meal
2 Tablespoons Molasses
Bubble for 12-24 hours, strain and serve.
This "Nutrient Tea" is all you need for vigorous vegetative growth boosts. Use once per week.
2 lb - Small Bag:
Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 3.3
Weight: 2.1 lbs
7 lb - Large Bag:
Dimensions: 11.3 x 6 x 5.3
Weight: 7.1 lbs
40 lb Bag:
Dimensions: 24 x 14 x 4.25
Weight: 40 lbs
to watch all of the mycelial hairs (I think) come up to help decompose the alfalfa meal so quickly.
I love this stuff.
I use it to speed up the compost I had before I bought the urban worm bin. I used it to top dress my 15 gallon grassroots pots and will continue to use it for other plants and veggies.