Can you plant alfalfa back to back?
Simply so, can alfalfa reseed itself?
Overseeding alfalfa into older stands is typically less successful since often the early cause of the stand depth is not addressed. In spite of autotoxicity, seedlings can germinate under mild conditions, but frequently this is a less-than-successful practice.
One may also ask, how late can you plant alfalfa? It is crucial to get at least 45 frost-free days of good growing conditions after seeding to build up adequate carbohydrate reserves for winter. You want to plant late enough that alfalfa will not regrow, but, erring on the side of caution, it is better to seed earlier rather than later into the late summer.
Hereof, does alfalfa come back every year?
There are many farmers throughout the midwest that sow it with their winter wheat seed and then after the spring harvest of wheat and straw, the alfalfa takes over and they get two more cuttings in the season. Alfalfa, depending upon your area, goes dormant in the winter and comes back every year just like grass does.
How often do you replant alfalfa?
When in doubt, get down in the dirt to take a look Evaluate your stand in the spring or early fall, at a height of about 4-6 inches. In third-year alfalfa, you should have 3-4 plants per square foot or 25-30 stems to predict an optimal yield.