Down To Earth’s Alfalfa Meal 2.5-0.5-2.5 is an exceptional source of plant-derived nutrients. It is highly recommended for roses as well as all other vegetables, herbs, flowers and shrubs. DTE Alfalfa Meal 2.5-0.5-2.5 is derived from sun-cured, non-genetically modified alfalfa that is freshly milled to preserve the highest plant nutrient value.
3.5 cups ≈ 1 lb; ½ cup ≈ 2 oz; 1 tbsp ≈ 0.5 oz
For existing roses, apply 1/2-1 cup per plant in early spring and thoroughly mix into the soil surface. For new roses, add 1/2-1 cup per hole, mix thoroughly into soil and water in well. Repeat application when blooms appear and again in Fall at half the recommended amount.
For new plantings, add 2-4 tbsp per gallon of soil and mix thoroughly OR add 5 lbs per cubic yard. For established plants, lightly mix 1-2 tbsp per gallon into the soil surface once each month during the growing season.
VEGETABLE GARDENS AND FLOWER BEDS
To prepare new gardens, apply 5-10 lbs per 100 square feet and thoroughly mix into the top 3″ of soil. For new transplants, add 1-2 tbsp per hole, mix into soil and water in well. To feed established plants, side dress ½ cup once each month during the growing season to promote plant growth.