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Alfalfa Medicago sativa

How to sow alfalfa: Direct seed

Sun requirement for alfalfa: Plant in Full Sun

Alfalfa has been planted 3 times by Growstuff members.

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.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Height

100cm

Companions

Persian lime mandarin

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How to grow alfalfa

Scientific names

Medicago sativa

Alternate names

lucerne

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