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I've been determined to find a better way to fertilize!
Was told about alfalfa pellets last summer. They are cheap and small enough for me to handle (back issues).
Last summer the alfalfa tea was great! This summer, I grind pellets into a powder and work into the soil, watering generously.
There is also the following recipe:
*Alfalfa - Epsom Salts Tea: Add to a 20 gal. garbage can filled with water: 16 cups of Alfalfa pellets and 2 cups of Epsom salts. (This is a basic 8:1 ratio.) Stir well and let brew for one week. Stir and pour by the cupful on roses, shrubs, veggies and flowers of all kinds. Add sludge from bottom to next brew or to compost pile or just add more water and use slurry on plants.
Use Weekly through growing season.
I've used most of the over the counter, store bought fertilizers. I feel mine is just as good (in some cases MUCH better) and MUCH CHEAPER!