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How to grow Alfalfa

How to grow Alfalfa

Alfalfa or Lucerne (Medicago sativa) is a hero in both the kitchen and the garden.  It is easy and fast to grow indoors to add a slight nutty taste to salads or sandwiches. Perfect for kids to grow as it can be easily sprouted in a container and eaten within a few days! It can also be grown as a green manure in garden beds over winter which helps promote good soil structure.

How to Grow in a Pot

For use in salads as sprouts

Step 1: Choose a well lit spot indoors that is away from direct heat or sunlight.

Step 2: Using a large, wide mouthed glass jar, place the seeds into the jar and soak in lukewarm water for approximately 3 hours.

Step 2: Cover the top of the jar with a porous fabric like muslin, stocking or a cotton handkerchief and secure in place with a rubber band.

Step 3: Strain out the water, and leave the jar on a slight angle with the top of the jar facing downwards. This will allow the water to drain freely and improve ventilation.

Step 4: Fill the jar twice a day with lukewarm water, and shake well to ensure that all of the spouts are rinsed, then drain.

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