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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Gardens Love Manure Tea

Gardens Love Haven Brand Moo Poo Tea
Posted by Jodi Torpey

March 31, 2010

Authentic Haven Brand natural soil conditioner teas are easy to brew and plants, like this blooming eggplant, love what the moo poo tea does to help them build healthy roots. (Photo credit: Lisa Gustavson, of, reprinted with permission.)

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When I moved to the outskirts of Denver more than 10 years ago, I was delighted to see a boarding stable only a few miles away. I was looking forward to gathering aged horse apples and brewing my own manure tea to water plants in my garden.

I did brew a couple of batches in a plastic bucket. The plants certainly appreciated my efforts, but let’s just say the experience wasn’t as enjoyable as I hoped it would be.

Now every garden can have the benefit of an all-natural soil conditioner without the extra effort thanks to Annie Haven.

Annie is a rancher and entrepreneur in Southern California where she raises cattle and packages manure in over-sized tea bags. Green-minded gardeners from coast to coast–and such far-flung places as Spain and Singapore–order her all-natural products for their gardens.

Manure tea bags are steeped in a 1 to 5 gallon container for a few days and then diluted before using to water plants indoors and out.

Plants love the premium soil conditioner tea that Annie harvests from Haven raised, grass fed cattle. It’s then eco-packaged for distribution through her website at

Annie is proud to say all of her livestock are free of hormone-added grains, antibiotics and pesticides. There are no additives, fillers or machinery used in her product. It goes right from moo to you. Now that’s organic gardening!

“I’m extremely pleased to see the growth within the garden industry,” Annie says. “People are returning to gardening and seeking healthy, natural ways to raise their gardens.”

Annie says she packages Authentic Haven Brand premium soil conditioners for garden growers because it’s easy to brew and easy to use. The tea improves the soil and helps build root systems so plants can better absorb the nutrients they need.

Customers brag about how well their houseplants, container plants, vegetable gardens, shrubs and lawns are growing with the help of Annie’s tea. They specifically mention improved leaf color and increases in both bloom and vegetable yields.

“Most of all, they seem pleasingly shocked that there really is no smell from the tea.”

Tea bags are reasonably priced and can be ordered by the individual bag, 3-pack, 9-pack or by the case through her website. Shipping is free when payment is made through PayPal.
When Annie isn’t busy caring for her cattle or packaging her tea, she relates her adventures to a growing following on Twitter@GreenSoil.

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