Alfafa Stink

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Alfafa Stink

Post by mobiledynamics » July 13th, 2020, 11:09 pm

OT.....been brewing up Alfalfa tea for the shrubs. I knew it had a -smell- in liquid form but OMG, don't get the -tea- on your skin. I just got my hands a smidge wet by scooping it out of the 32G container. The smell does not wash off the hands easily, and it's been a few wash/rinse cycles !

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Re: Alfafa Stink

Post by andy10917 » July 14th, 2020, 6:53 am

Oh yeah, it stinks. I found an old mesh gym bag that I use to hold the Alfalfa, and it avoids a lot of the direct contact when cleaning up a brew.

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Re: Alfafa Stink

Post by mobiledynamics » July 14th, 2020, 9:59 am

Ha. Now I know to treat the sludge or even the fermented tea like gasoline. Wear gloves....

I was smelling like a wet horse for a good 2/3 of my day yesterday

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Re: Alfafa Stink

Post by Dchall_San_Antonio » July 25th, 2020, 5:47 pm

Yes, don't get it wet. Why did you make tea out of it? What are you putting it on?

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Re: Alfafa Stink

Post by mobiledynamics » July 27th, 2020, 10:23 am

Using the tea on the roses.


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Re: Alfafa Stink

Post by Dchall_San_Antonio » July 27th, 2020, 6:41 pm

I use a heaping handful of alfalfa pellets under the roses once a month through the growing season. I happen to be out of alfalfa currently so I'm using corn meal the same way.

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Re: Alfafa Stink

Post by mobiledynamics » July 29th, 2020, 1:49 pm

I used to do the same Dchall ....just pull mulch bag, apply around drip line and mulch goes back.
Seems the consensus is the -tea- is more direct, and encourages basal break

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