Using alfalfa pellets for fertilizer

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Using alfalfa pellets for fertilizer

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Post: # 27280Unread post MsCowpea
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:16 pm

This is an interesting take on fertilization with alfalfa.
https://rodaleinstitute.org/blog/diy-al ... er-yields/
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Post: # 27282Unread post MissS
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:28 pm

I have never taken the time to make alfalfa tea but I have been known to use the pellets in the spring as a soil amendment. Be careful not to use them too thickly as they do heat up in a hurry and you don't want to burn your young plants. The worms do seem to love them too.
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Post: # 27343Unread post kath
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:19 am

Thanks for sharing this!
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Post: # 27459Unread post Bower
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:29 pm

"pounds of good smelling microbes"... love it. :lol:
It is so true about compost, our own garden compost is the best dirt I have, and for sure will grow big plants without extra N. I think it's all the worms at work, they are basically manuring the plant continually. 8-)
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:56 am

I recently bought a bag of Foxfarms happy frog tomato and vegetable organic fertilizer and it is mainly alfalfa meal along with bone meal and other things so I would imagine that alfalfa pellets would make a good organic nitrogen fertilizer.
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Post: # 27652Unread post Bower
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:32 pm

fluffy_gumbo wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:56 am
I recently bought a bag of Foxfarms happy frog tomato and vegetable organic fertilizer and it is mainly alfalfa meal along with bone meal and other things so I would imagine that alfalfa pellets would make a good organic nitrogen fertilizer.
Lots of potassium too!
https://thenutrientcompany.com/blogs/ho ... c-database
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Post: # 27668Unread post Paquebot
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:41 pm

Official analysis of alfalfa hay is 2.45-.5-2.10. That would be close to what the pellets would be. Works great in gardens and compost piles.

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