Promotes accelerated growth and plant development.
Down To Earth Organic Alfalfa Meal (2.5 – 0.5 – 2.5) is an excellent soil conditioner, Alfalfa Meal is a rich source of trace elements and natural growth stimulants. Recommended for all flowering shrubs and especially roses, Alfalfa Meal accelerates growth and promotes larger, more plentiful blooms. It is also useful as a compost bio-activator due to its high organic matter content and ideal Carbon-to-Nitrogen ratio. Packed in a biodegradable box.
Total Nitrogen (N)………………………….2.5%
2.5% Water Insoluble Nitrogen
Available Phosphate (P2O5)…………….0.5%
Soluble Potash (K2O)………………………2.5%
Derived from alfalfa meal.
3.5 cups ≈ 1 lb. | ½ cup ≈ 2 oz. | 1 tbsp. ≈ 0.5 oz.
Roses: For existing roses, apply 1/2-1 cup per plant in early spring and thoroughly mix into the soil surface. For new roses, add 1/2-1 cup per hole, mix thoroughly into soil and water in well. Repeat application when blooms appear and again in fall at half the recommended amount.
Containers: For new plantings, add 2-4 tbsp. per gallon of soil and mix thoroughly or add 5 lb. per cubic yard. For established plants, lightly mix 1-2 tbsp. per gallon into the soil surface once each month during the growing season.
Vegetable Gardens & Flower Beds: To prepare smaller gardens, apply 2-4 tbsp. per square foot and thoroughly mix into the top 3″ of soil. To prepare larger gardens, apply 5-10 lbs. per 100 square feet and thoroughly mix into the top 3″ of soil. For new transplants, add 1-2 tbsp. per hole, mix into soil and water in well. To feed established plants, side dress ½ cup once each month during the growing season to promote plant growth.
Trees & Shrubs: Spread up to 1 lb. per 2″ of trunk diameter around the base outwards to the drip line, mix into soil surface and water in well. For new trees, prepare transplant hole and mix 1-2 cups with the backfill soil. Use the amended soil to fill in around the new tree and water in well.