Alfalfa
Q.

plant Alfalfa

Zone Herndon, VA | jjmyu added on May 24, 2015 | Answered

In your "Growing Alfalfa – How To Plant Alfalfa" article, I have a couple questions: 1. Which regions is called by "cooler area" in USA? 2. And which kind of soil is best to plant Alfalfa?

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 25, 2015

Alfalfa plants adapt fairly easy to most climate and soil conditions but to answer your questions:

1. Cool-season simply means the plants typically grow better in cooler conditions during spring and fall, such as the northernmost states in the U.S. That is not to say, however, that alfalfa cannot be grown in other areas like the South.

2. As for the soil, alfalfa prefers soil that is deep and well draining with a pH of around 6.5 to 6.8.

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Alfalfa
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More