Alfalfa Tea 101
In reading American Rose magazine, and many online posts about care and feeding of roses I have read about the benefits of Alfalfa Tea. I have read that it improves the luster of your foliage and makes for a healthier plant, so I decided to try some.
I bought my alfalfa meal from the friendly folks at Hannas Garden Shop
in Birmingham. I used a 30 gallon trash can to mix the brew. I took the recipe from an article I found online once.
A cup of alfalfa meal for each gallon of water. I also mixed in 2 cups of epsom salts. I have 12 bushes to feed, so it was :
- 12 cups of meal
- 2 cups epsom salts
- 12 gallons of water.
Mix with a shovel, and let steep for two days in the sun. Mixing daily.
After two days, I filled gallon pitchers and poured around the base of the plants. Any meal left in the bottom of the trash can, I scooped out and placed around the plants. It looks bad for a day or so, but the effects are worth it.