Alfalfa, a perennial flowering legume, that most of us know as a feed for animals, grows in large fields to flower then is cut and then either bailed, pelleted and less commonly processed into a meal.
We make our own meal using only organic alfalfa. If the soil has ever used chemical or pesticides we won’t use the plant in our mix. We are devoted in the best going into our mix and onto your garden.
Alfalfa is a good source of nitrogen, along with phosphorus, potassium, calcium, sulfur, magnesium, boron, iron, zinc, just to name a few.
Alfalfa is a great source for Organic matter, in that it is easily broken down in our fermentation process thus making a true particle size that can be absorbed and consumed by your plants. Our “Liqui-Dirt ” process breaks it down to the submicron particle size. The most important component in the alfalfa is triacontanol (C30H62O), a natural hormone which stimulates the growth of plant roots, enhances photosynthesis.
Another amazing benefit is that it is one of the few plants that takes nitrogen from the air and holds it as nodules on its roots, a process called “nitrogen-fixing”. This nitrogen becomes available in the soil for other plants to use when the alfalfa plant is cut down and its roots are left in the soil, or when the plant is turned into the soil. Knowing this, we use the entire plant roots and all for our Alfalfa meal so this means because of our process of fermentation this releases all of the alfalfa bounties into our “Liqui-dirt” formulation.
Alfalfa does not stop there. Because of special property’s that are abundant within its roots and stocks, this promotes a healthy root system to benefit the overall plant function.
As an added bonus, yields for both tomatoes and carrots were increased when compared to identical plants with no Alfalfa added to the growth media.
This plant even in the micron-sized particles reduces the amounts of water needed for a plant to sustain its structural shape. It’s enzymes go to work to store water more effectively within the cells of the plant.
With all this, there is one more great effect from this amazing yet seldom thought about the plant. It has special organic all natural hormones that enable your plants to mature faster causing them to bud sooner, more often, and for longer in the growing season. Keeping this in mind there is a cause to effect here. The plants work harder and require higher levels of nutrition to maintain themselves and the fruit they will produce.
This is where “Liqui-Dirt” shines because of the complex mixture of essential organic and inorganic compounds and micronutrients with essential mineral complexes to replenish the now hyperactive growing plants. Higher levels of nutrition does not mean you need to add more “Liqui-Dirt” to the plant, in turn because of all the benefits of this “mix” it enables the roots of the plant to be more effective food gatherers and providers to the rest of the plant, thus a stronger more robust plant prebound on producing there crop of vegetables, fruits and grains, or field crops.