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Re: Alfalfa Meal


I don't know if it has a value but it would not be in the NPK analysis.
There may well be other ingredients with amazing powers but not the simple
NPK values.

At 06:30 PM 9/22/99 -0500, you wrote:
>The recent thread on alfalfa meal set me to wondering why the results were
>so good.  According to one source, the NPK numbers are 2.4, 0.2, and 2.1
>respectively and it improves soil tilth.  Cost is also in its favor at
>$8.95 for a 50 pound bag in the Chicago suburbs.
>
>Another source comments as follows, "There's a lot of enthusiasm on the
>organic list for alfalfa meal as a fertilizer.  It's rated as 5-1-2, plus
>it has "triaconatol, a natural fatty-acid growth stimulant, plus trace
>minerals," according to the 1992 Rodale Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening.
>
>Floyd Rogers
>Northern Illinois Hosta Society
>Butterfield Gardens
>1-877-GRDN CTR
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