What Is Alfalfa Sprouted Seed Tea Used For?
Sprouted Seed Teas are made by collecting a bunch of healthy organic seeds, generally of fast-growing plants-like alfalfa, and soaking them in de-chlorinated water overnight (or 48 hours for stubborn seeds), then draining and keeping them moist. In a few days, they will sprout and begin producing the natural plant growth hormones we are after.
Alfalfa is an ancient seed that is one of the most beloved plants around the world. The main building blocks of any plant are carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. These are called structural nutrients.
These primary structural nutrients are not provided by a healthy living soil like most macro and micronutrients but rather, by the water and air. They make up about 91- 92% of the total dry weight of the alfalfa plant. Together, these nutrients form carbohydrate chains that constitute the cell and fiber portions of the alfalfa plant.
Most plants we cultivate today obtain their nitrogen from the living soil, but alfalfa is in a class of plants called legumes. These unique plants get their nitrogen from the air, by harvesting and feeding rhizobia bacteria that form tiny nodules found on the roots.
Alfalfa seeds are planted and then cultivated around the world, not only for livestock feed but also for healthy human consumption. This beneficial seed is thought to have originated in ancient Persia, which is modern day Iran. It can survive extreme temperatures and conditions and can become dormant when necessary.
When Alfalfa plants experience dormancy, like in times of severe drought, they will resume growth when conditions improve, making them an ideal plant to "chop and drop" in a living
soil system. The triacontanol present in Alfalfa, when used correctly, will thicken overall root
mass, and keep tighter and shorter internodal spacing within your plants!
As a cannabis farmer, we concentrate on making the plant lengthen/strengthen the branches, which allow it to support more substantial yields. The key is to time the sprouting process so that we can sprout and use as many alfalfa seeds as possible.
Once you see the roots start to show, the seeds will be bursting with energy, all the while stretching out their earliest roots. It is at this moment that alfalfa seeds are packed with growth hormones, especially triacontanol, as they start growing faster.
Now here is the secret you’ve been reading this article for: you can harvest those growth hormones and use them to give your cannabis plants a healthy and robust enzyme boost. These newly developed growth hormones will trigger your cannabis plants to put more energy into root development and plant growth.
This process helps dramatically improve overall growth rate- and combined with an organic kelp fertilizer foliar feed the next day, this will really maximize the growth rate in your cannabis plants.
Triacontanol is an excellent growth stimulant, affecting basic metabolic processes such as photosynthesis, enzyme activity, nutrient uptake, and CO2 assimilation. Only feed it to your plants in small doses; you do not want to over do it.
Triacontanol unquestionably increases the amount of chlorophyll in fan leaves, improving the rate of photosynthesis. In root systems, cell growth is enhanced, creating more robust root networks, allowing for higher nutrient uptake and also increasing trichome production.
Prepare this recipe and then add this mixture to 5 gallons of water, and you have one of the world’s most nutritious plant enzyme teas available for PENNIES on the dollar compared to conventional methods.
About the Author
Daniel Enking is the founder of Everflux Technologies. He is a life-long environmentalist and practical dreamer who is obsessed with resource efficiency and imaged an "everything recycling machine" at age 10.