How to grow Alfalfa in a garden
- Remove all weeds from the garden bed. This will assist with germination and reduce any competition for nutrients and water.
- Loosen soil in the garden bed and enrich with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
- Lightly rake area one way to create furrows.
- Sow seeds at a rate of 10 grams per 10 square metres, then cross rake the area to cover the seeds lightly.
- Water well during the germination and through the growing period.
- When you start to see flowers, cut them down to ground height then either dig them well into the soil or leave on top of the soil to create green mulch. Alternatively, harvest the tops for use as mulch in other parts of the garden, leaving the plants in place to produce an additional crop.