By: Howard Walters
Alfalfa tea is a great spring or fall potion that doesn’t interfere with normal seasonal processes.
Alfalfa tea releases a growth hormone that makes everything work better.
Just add 10 to 12 cups of alfalfa meal or pellets to a 32-gallon plastic garbage can (with a lid), add water, stir and steep for four or five days, stirring occasionally.
You may also “fortify” with 2 cups of Epsom salts, 1/2 cup of Sequestrene® (chelated iron, now called Sprint 330) or your favorite trace element elixir. The tea will start to smell in about three days. Keep the lid ON.
Use about a gallon of mix on large rose bushes, 1/3 that much on mini’s. And keep the water going. When you get to the bottom of the barrel, add water to fill it up again!
One load of meal or pellets will brew up two barrels full, but add more fortifiers for the second barrel. You’ll see greener growth and stronger stems within a week.
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