Benefits of Using Organic Alfalfa Meal in the Garden Posted on 24 Jan 09:36 , 0 comments

Have you ever used Alfalfa Meal in your garden?  We have used organic alfalfa meal in our garden and compost bins/piles for years.  It’s great stuff! 

More and more customers have been asking about non-animal fertilizers.  We offer several options.  You can find out more from our article Vegan(non-animal), Organic Plant Food

We also offer a tutorial to Make Your Own Organic Liquid Fertilizer using Alfalfa.

 

Organic, liquid fertilizer is easy to make and easy to apply to garden beds

What is Alfalfa Meal and How does it Work?

Derived from leguminous perennial alfalfa plant used for pasture and cover crop. Primary benefit of this pleasant smelling meal is increasing organic matter, although it is also a valuable plant-derived fertilizer.
  • NPK analysis is 2.8-0.29-2.4
  • Contains trace minerals and triaconatol
  • Excellent addition to the compost pile for nitrogen content and absorbency

One pound of Organic Alfalfa Meal


**It is important to mention that our Alfalfa Meal is Organic and Non-GMO**  If you are looking to avoid synthetic pesticides and gmo derivatives, Organic and Non-GMO is the way to go.

When added to your compost pile, alfalfa acts as a stimulant. It decomposes rapidly, creating heat which helps the rest of your compost to decompose. And your finished compost will have higher nutrient levels when alfalfa is used. Higher nutrient levels in your compost and soil means more nutrient-dense produce in your garden.  Bonus, Worms LOVE Alfalfa Meal!

As a garden fertilizer, alfalfa meal is used to increase organic matter in the soil and makes an excellent fast and effective soil conditioner. The high amounts of carbohydrates and protein encourage beneficial soil microbes and earthworms that are responsible for quickly breaking down the nutrients and making them available for use by the plants.

Our organic Zucchini grew very well with Alfalfa Meal!

Alfalfa tea can be applied every 1-4 weeks or as often as needed throughout the growing season.

Organic Alfalfa Meal is safe to use on flowerbeds, herbs, fruit and vegetable gardens.  Roses especially love a twice yearly application of Alfalfa Meal Tea.
ALL Vegetable and Fruit varieties would benefit from using Alfalfa Meal Tea nutrients.  Heavy Feeders would definitely benefit from regular applications.

 Heavy Feeders include Asparagus, Broccoli, Celery, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Melons, Okra, Peppers, Pumpkins, Squash and Tomatoes.
For heavy feeders, work your organic nutrients into the soil approx 3 weeks before planting.  If you have already planted, making your own liquid feed is very easy with the right nutrients.

Moderate Feeders include Beans, Bok Choy, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower,  GREENS: Kale, Lettuce, Spinach and Swiss Chard.  

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