Alfalfa Meal is a vegan alternative to blood meal as a source of nitrogen and also contains adequate amounts of phosphorous and potassium. Its carbohydrates and protein make it an excellent soil conditioner by encouraging microbial activity in the soil. it's commonly used by rose and orchid growers because it contains the powerful growth regulator "tricontanol". Top dress around plants or make a tea by soaking overnight. This could also be a powerful additive to compost tea. NOP approved.