Daylilies forum: Sources for Alfalfa pellets in Central Ohio?

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Name: Lisa
Grove City, Ohio (Zone 5b)
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mlt
Jul 21, 2011 7:45 PM CST
I am trying to find alfalfa pellets to use as fertilizer in the central Ohio area, and I'm having no luck. I bought alfalfa cubes for horses a couple years ago and just broke them up, but I read somewhere that horse feed has something in it that plants don't need or like - I don't remember much more than that. I can find sources where I can order on line, but it costs way too much to ship a 50lb bag!!

I appreciate any info I can get on this.

Thanks!

Lisa
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spunky1
Jul 22, 2011 4:33 AM CST
I buy it here at the local Farmers Co-op, seems like you could get the pellets at most feed and seed stores.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jul 22, 2011 9:49 AM CST
It is the rabbitt feed that has the salt added. That's the one you don't want for the garden. The feed for horses is exactly what you want. I use the pellets but you can also use the meal. Alfalfa pellets are comonly sold as horse feed at any feed store.
Name: Juli
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daylily
Jul 22, 2011 12:22 PM CST
Lisa, I have bought them at the Granville Mill in Granville. Are there any local mills that sell horse feed around your area? If you don't know of any, try calling some horse stables around Hillard or locally - ask where they get their feed....

Or, if your planning a trip out to see Rick or Dottie -- the Mill is not far from them... or to see Bob...?
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Christine27360
Jul 24, 2011 10:30 AM CST
So.... thinking out of the box here -- is horse manure good for plants cause if it is I have a ton of that here!??! Whistling Whistling Also maybe I could use the alfalfa chaff after we bale and put that on the plants?? Confused
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Name: Juli
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daylily
Jul 24, 2011 5:24 PM CST
Horse manure is fantastic -- but compost well because the weed seeds are terrible! I have heard that horse manure is #1 - possibly rivaled by mushroom compost - which is horse manure that is composted!

You could take the chaff and make alfalfa tea out of it - no weed seeds that way!

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