Alfalfa Meal

(5 customer reviews)


Alfalfa Meal is a great source of trace elements and nitrogen in organic form. You can use it as mulch during the planting, top dress or brew it in a tea during the growing stages of your plant’s life.. Alfalfa meal has a wonderful nitrogen-to-carbon ratio, ideal for composting.

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Product form:

Dry meal

NPK analysis:


Primary function/use:

Fertilizing, soil conditioning and adding trace elements to the soil. Acts over the long-term to slow-release the product’s nitrogen, amino acids and proteins. Supports soil fertility, health and plant success. Builds up native and depleted soils.

Works as a compost bio-activator due to its remarkable nitrogen to carbon ratio.

Can be used as a mulch during the planting and growing stages of a plant’s life.

Other product highlights:

Produced in one of the best alfalfa growing areas of the nation. Kelp4Less has developed a personal relationship with the growers of this alfalfa.

The alfalfa is chopped on demand for Kelp4Less making it one of the freshest products on the market. Quality will match or exceed any other alfalfa product.

Well suited for:

Amending and enhancing the soil.

Product designation:

Natural (This product is a candidate for organic certification. To ensure the lowest price, Kelp4Less has chosen not to register this product.)

Use rates:

Vegetable Gardens: 4-6 lbs. per 100 sq. ft.

Trees & Shrubs: 1 lb. per one inch diameter of tree

Perennials & Roses: 1/2 cup per each new plant

When and where to use:

Start with early season soil preparations and supplement as needed during the grow cycle.

How to apply:

Sprinkle evenly around base of plant or till into soil before planting.


Ensure bag is properly sealed and stored in cool, dry, dark place.

Additional information

Weight N/A

5 reviews for Alfalfa Meal

  1. Dean

    Besides using as a soil amendment it works very well in the compost pile increasing the temperature a good 20 degrees beyond that of grass clippings. It’s nice to see the pile heat to 155 degrees for a few days. Can’t beat Kelp4less free shipping, across the country in three days. Thanks!

  2. Alex

    Alfalfa is a great, cheap organic soil amendment. Also wonderful food source for fungi in your compost teas. Be careful of using too much alfalfa in soil mixes without adequate “cooking” time, it can burn your plants if you dont give it enough time to break down.

  3. Frank

    The alfalfa meal I purchased came as advertised. It smelled like it had just been cut. I utilized this in a soil mix I put together with several other amendments I also purchased and am happy to say the end result is far superior to any premixed amended soil sold that I’ve ever had the opportunity to use. Great products, great price, good people

  4. James Thomas

    I use the alfalfa meal in a tea .I have found that when you cook it(bubble tea) for three days you get this breakdown in proteins.The cooking makes the proteins more readily available and when you filter it and cut it by fifty percent you make this foliar spray that is a world beater.Plus the mix in the soil is just as good but more slow in up take.Id say my plants got a ten percent hike and they are already there.This is a game changer for me.Thanks K4L

  5. shellhead8p635 (verified owner)

    After having your soil checked up, I decided to do major improvements with our soil this year, as well as adding 14 new barrel containers. (DIY self watering). Our results have been fabulous! Tomatoes and peppers are exploding with fruits. I use kelp and alfalfa meal, poultry compost, worming castings, and 6 other ingredients. After using the same soil since 1997, it did need some help on our main raised garden. We are very impressed with everything we have gotten from K4L. Also use grow and bloom products all the time.

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