Here's a link to "10 Benefits of Using Alfalfa in Your Garden" http://learningandyearning.com...
I LOVE LOVE LOVE alflalfa and if I could only pick one thing to use on my daylilies it would be alfalfa pellets. Besides the natural growth hormone triacontanol it contains I have a bazillion
gigantic earthworms in my beds; I can't dig an inch without finding worms. Of course the worm castings left behind are a great fertilizer in itself.
We have seen better branching on daylilies here and these are daylilies that are registered with less branching than we've seen plus we have higher bud count on those also. I believe it helps with plant increase as well. I have a bed that I do nothing to other than my amendments (lots of alfalfa plus a few other things) and foliar fertilize every couple of weeks and even when I cut a clump in half to give our club it seems that in a few months you can't even tell I cut it in half because it has clumped up again. I have club members that have started using alfalfa pellets and they have seen a big difference in their plants like growth, branching , and vigor.
Tractor Supply is where we buy ours now instead of the feed store we were getting it at. Tractor supply has a 40lb bag at a good price (Standlee brand) and it is sun cured and not heat cured in machines like some brands and this means it keeps nutrients and isn't cooked out. We were paying almost $20 for a 50lb bag at the feed store and it seemed to always be moldy and old looking. I know the plants probably don't care if the pellets are moldy but if I were feeding animals I wouldn't want it. The Standlee brand from Tractor Supply looks fresh and green every time and cost around $13 for 40lb here; I know some areas are as low as $10
If you don't have a Tractor Supply near you the Standlee website has a dealer locator to see if it is sold near you http://standleeforage.com/deal...
or you can go on the tractor supply website and input your area code after pulling up the alfalfa pellets to see if there are stores near you.