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How invasive is alfalfa?
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Zenia    Posted 10-22-2004 at 13:54:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a patch of dirt next to my patio where I was thinking about planting some alfalfa and other green stuff for my rabbits & chickens, just a 9 X 3 patch so I could give them fresh cut greens. Thing is, it would be about 12 feet from my lawn, and 30 feet from the vegetable garden. Will the alflafa spread/ take over/ wreck my yard?

Salmoneye    Posted 10-22-2004 at 14:06:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
People spend alot of time trying to keep alfalfa alive so they don't have to replant more than every 5-10 years...

If you are worried about 'invasive', don't plant any Crown Vetch...

Donna from Mo    Posted 10-22-2004 at 14:05:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
No; an alfalfa stand starts out gung ho and lost a few plants each year. I think there is one variety that is supposed to spread, but I've never dealt with it. The only way I know to propagate Alfalfa is to start it from seed. If you want your little plot to last, you'll need to time the cuttings just right; we wait till it's almost ready to bloom, then mow it. Usually here in Missouri, we get 4 cuttings a year.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 10-23-2004 at 04:06:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh boy! Would I like some 'invasive' Alfalfa.
Sorry! Couldn't help it.

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