Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) seeds, organic

$3.95$16.00

Family:  Legume (Fabaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 11

Perennial cover crop works very nicely for planting in fertile soils and home garden beds.  Excellent choice for putting vegetable beds to rest and for scattering in the shelterbelt. As a covercrop, fixes 200 pounds nitrogen per acre, yields up to 10 tons of organic matter per acre, and effectively sequesters subsurface minerals.  Sowing rate:  1 lb per 1,000 sq ft.  100 grams per 200 sq ft. Packet contains 500 seeds.

Seed is Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    Jo

    Does this need to be inoculated?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi jo, no, it is already inoculated with an omri certified inoculant. r

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    Tim

    Is this the kind of Alfalfa that comes back year after year after it has been plowed under?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Tim, this is a perennial OP that can be allowed to go to seed and will self-seed if conditions allow. It doesn’t throw new plants off of rootlets left in the ground after plowing. richo

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    Richo Cech

    purple, in my experience yellow flowers are medic (Medicago lupulina). r

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    Tim

    Is this kind of alfalfa hard to get rid of after it is planted and establishes its self?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      I have never seen reason to want to get rid of it.

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    • Penney

      Are the seeds GMO?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Penney, we don’t sell any GMO seeds. Check the bottom of our homepage, the link titled “seed integrity.” cheers. richo

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