4862 Alfalfa Organic
Commonly used as a biennial nitrogen fixing greencrop legume. Alfalfa’s long tap root is good for breaking up the hardpan below the topsoil improving soil aeration and drainage. Produces heavy top growth which can be cut when it flowers. Usually sown in the spring with a nurse crop of oats and plowed down the following summer or fall. Perennial. Seeding rate: 1/2lb per 1000 sq.ft., 10-12lbs/acre drilled, 12-18lbs/acre broadcast.