It's All a Load of MOO POO
Here's how to get healthier houseplants, happier veggies, abundant container gardens and a jump start on seed sowing; it all comes down to Moo Poo tea by Haven Brand products.
What is it?
You know all the slippery yucky stuff in the cow fields that you try hard to avoid stepping in? There you go – except this is dried in the sun for several months and doesn't smell – promise! It is sold in little teabags so is much more convenient than liquid compost tea sometimes available at nurseries. I mean you can't put that in a Christmas stocking can you? Oh and it comes from happy cows that have grazed on native grasses.
What does it do?
It conditions the soil so that plan roots can absorb nutrients. This in turn promotes healthier root growth and stronger plants. It can also be used as a foliar spray for a quick nutrient boost
So what are the benefits over other fertilizers?
- It is entirely organic – no chemicals or synthetic chemicals are added at any point in the process
- The price! A three-pack of Moo Poo is $12.95 which makes over 20 gallons
- It doesn't damage the soil unlike a number of chemicals that kill beneficial microbes and fungi needed for plant growth
- You see the results quickly because it releases nutrients quickly
- Easy to use – just stick it in a bucket and add water. No complicated measuring
What plants can it be used on?
- Vegetables as a foliar spray or use it for watering. I do this once every two weeks as a boost. I also used it to help salvage what I could from last years embarrassing crop!
- Containers. For the past few years I have been asked to create container gardens for magazine photo shoots and MooPoo has been a lifesaver! This year I received a delivery of shrubs which ended up getting left in a UPS truck over a weekend despite assurances this wouldn't happen. They were in pretty bad shape when the arrived. The only thing I could do was re-pot them and begin a bi-weekly watering and foliar spray regime with MooPoo. Not only did they survive they thrived and looked stunning for their close ups (The article will be published in Country Gardens magazine next year)
- Indoor plants. Now this really would be a test if I managed to keep plants alive indoors using MooPoo! That would mean remembering to use it, however, and I am notorious for completely ignoring indoor plants. Others assure me it works like a charm though
- Seed transplants. You know how fickle those newly transplanted seedlings can be? Well I used MooPoo on them last year and every one of them survived….which explains why I provided the neighborhood with veggie starts
- Bulbs. Soak your spring bulbs and garlic in MooPoo overnight before planting and just see how fast those little shoots emerge!
Still don't believe me?
My good friend and co-author Christina Salwitz put this video together for rancher and owner Haven Brand Annie Haven. Those of us who contributed are gardeners, horticulturalists and garden writers. Many of us are also designers. We Moo Poo in our own gardens and recommend it to others.
Ready to buy?
Order here – get some for you, some for friends and some for those Christmas stockings!