Alfalfa meal is a soil amendment that invigorates the biological activity in the soil. It breaks down when in contact with soil organisms to trigger the release of soil nutrients.
For roses, alfalfa is 5-1-2, providing a good source of nitrogen, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, vitamins (A, D, B1, B6, E, K and U) and triaconatol, which is a fatty acid growth stimulant. Because of these beneficial components, alfalfa can provide roses many of the substances that they need to grow as well as stimulating growth. When used with Mile-Hi Rose Feed, alfalfa meal helps produce healthier foliage, better stems, more basal breaks and greater plant vigor.
A 1980 report by eastern laboratories concluded that triacontanol is what makes it work. Triacontanol is a naturally occurring straight chain alcohol present in the leaves of many plants, particularly late-year cuttings of alfalfa which are very high in protein.
The Nitty Gritty
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
As an additive to Mile-Hi Rose Feed: Dispense 1 cup per established rose bush twice during the growing season.
As a soil additive (without Mile-Hi Rose Feed): Dispense up to 2 cups per established rose bush at the spring feeding and 2 cups at the fall feeding.
For new bed construction: Add about 40 lbs. per 100 sq. ft. of rose bed.
Sacks: Heavy duty, triple lined, moisture proof bags.
- 10 pound
- 25 pound
My roses are much more productive when they are fed with this fertilizer.
The use of organic Mile-Hi Rose Feed gives me bigger and more colorful rose blooms on healthier plants. What else is there to say? It works well on anything I grow. It’s a great fertilizer that you only have to apply three times a year. It builds soil structure, and promotes strong plants from the roots up.Denver Rose Society
Rosarians on the front range of the Rockies are fortunate indeed to have a dry fertilizer formulated expressly for native soils. The bottom line for the Macon Garden fertilizing regimen is Mile-Hi Rose Feed, which we have been using for as long as it has been available, with excellent results.Master Consulting Rosarian, Colorado Springs
Along with Alfalfa Meal, MHRF adds important nutrients to our alkaline soil for the cultivation of strong, healthy roses. I’d also add a half cup to all your Clematis too. They seem to love it too.
Their alfalfa and kelp meals make great soil amendments. To help new plants get established, I use the kelp meal mixed in planting backfill for its superior water holding ability. Then it breaks down to improve the soil and the plant roots. The alfalfa meal brews a great alfalfa tea.Denver Rose Society
The late Dr. Warren Kirkley used to say that you can tell the health of the soil in your rose bed by turning over a shovel of soil and counting the number of worms you’ve unearthed. Worms love Mile-Hi.Master Consulting Rosarian, Colorado Springs
I've recorded first hand, the improved growing, flowering, and survivability of my and other's roses when using Mile-Hi Rose Feed. The ingredients are supported by research as being highly beneficial to shrub type plants. The formulator of MHRF was an avid, active grower of roses and researched his recipe continuously in order to choose the most efficacious ingredients.
Is the perfect ratio of nutrients and minerals to help your roses thrive.
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