The Alfalfa plant, also known as lucerne, Medicago sativa comes in a few varieties. This listing is for the common Alfalfa varity. This variety is used for sprouting where fresh sprouts are used like salad greens. The seeds and sprouts must be rinsed regularly to avoid the accumulation of the products of decay an organisms along with smells of rot and discoloration. Sprouting alfalfa usually takes three to four days with one tablespoon of seed yielding up to three full cups of sprouts.When alfalfa is to be used as hay, it is usually cut and baled. Open pollinated perennial 42 to 68 days depending on the stage you want to harvest. Please NOTE: This is a NON-GMO variety
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GERMINATION INFO.Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Start indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost of spring. Transplant outside after the soil has warmed to 65˚ to 75˚F. Sow one inch deep and space 12-18 inches apart in rows 3-4 feet apart. Plants prefer full sun and moist soil with plenty of organic matter.
Harvest daily with a sharp knife during hot weather — pods taste best when young and grow quickly past the stage of prime eating. Wear gloves and long sleeves for protection from spines.Green Thumb TipSow seeds outdoors when the soil has warmed. Tolerant of heat and drought, but not of cold. Keep well picked for higher yields.DIRECT SEED 2" ApartSEED DEPTH 1/2"THIN 6-8" ApartLIGHT Full Sun