Dig in when plants are fresh and green. Does well in dry conditions. Dislikes acid or waterlogged soils. Can overwinter from a late sowing. A very deep rooter. Foliage contains an excellent range of plant foods. Fixes nitrogen.
Alfalfa can be grown for a few months or for a year or two. If grown long term, cut down 2 or 3 times a year to encourage new growth. Sow April to July. 2 to 3g per sq. metre. Winter hardy. Coverage 45 sq.m