Alfalfa Medicago sativa
How to sow alfalfa: Direct seed
Sun requirement for alfalfa: Plant in Full Sun
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Alfalfa is a member of the pea family Fabaceae that can be grown as a summer cover crop, for hay, or as a sprout for fresh eating. As a cover crop, it is a strong nitrogen fixer and it's long taproots break up compacted soil. Like all legumes, it benefits from an inoculant at planting. The plant bears some resemblance to clover and has small purple flowers.
Annualliving and reproducing in a single year or less
CompanionsPersian lime mandarin
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