How to grow Alfalfa plant

Alfalfa plant growing herbaceous fabaceae of the genus Medicago also known as Lucerne or Medicago sativa, Alfalfa plant perennial evergreen or cold deciduous plant, used for edible sprouts also used as ornamental plant and it’s drought tolerant that also fixing nitrogen (roots system go to 15m (45 feet)), can grow in temperate, mediterranean, desert or subtropical, climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-11.

Leaves edible color green in elliptic shape.

Alfalfa plant flower

Flower color purple in pea shape flower, flowers grow in clusters.

Seeds edible in brown color, in bean shape.

Sprouts edible and takes one 5-8 days to grow it from seeds to eat

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Requirements for Alfalfa plant growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive

Planting season:
Spring or autumn in hot climate

Pests and diseases:
?

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
60-100cm, 24-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade / Full shade (only sprouts)

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Summer

General information about the flower:
Pea shape flowers in purple color

Pollination is done by:
Bees

Edible Seeds

Seeds harvest season:
Autumn

Seeds pests or diseases:
Birds

What can be done with big quantities of Alfalfa seeds?
Cooked

Work requirements on the seeds:
Collect

How long does it take to bear seeds?
0.5-1 year

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
Spring to autumn in cold climate, and in hardiness zone of 10b can be all year

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish (take at least half year) possible to start to prune how much that needed

Information about leaves:
Leaves edible color green in elliptic shape

Uses of Medicago sativa leaves:
Cooked

Scientific name:

Medicago sativa

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors

Climate

Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone