Saturday, August 20, 2011

Manure Tea Giveaway

"Manure Tea?  What's that?"  Is that what you said to yourself when you read the title of my blog?  That's what I said, too, when I first discovered it. So here's the scoop.  Manure Tea is an all-natural fertilizer/soil conditioner for your garden and houseplants.


Have you shied away from using manure as a fertilizer because of having to handle it or smell it? Maybe just the thought disgusts you. or you're afraid of burning your plants. But Authentic Haven Brand Manure Tea is a little different.  It's sun-dried manure packaged in an environmentally safe large tea bag. The manure is processed  from horses, cows, and alfalfa.  And it's very easy to use. No need to even use gloves, because your hands will never touch the bag if you handle it with the label string.  I filled a 5 gallon bucket with water, dropped a tea bag in, and waited three days. I chose to leave my bucket in the basement on a cement floor (didn't want to risk any drips getting on the main floor since I didn't know what I was doing at first.)  You could leave it in the garage or a storage shed/barn.  What you get in the three days time is a light brown liquid that looks like tea. Afraid of the manure odor?  No worries here. The fragrance is very light and reminded me more of the barn from my neighbor's farm.
I have to admit to taking the bucket outside to fill my watering cans, especially the smaller ones for the house. I wasn't sure of it at that point, but there was really nothing to fear at all.
I watered all of my deck plants, the fern at my front door, my zinnias along the driveway, and a few house plants. It really went a long way.
It wasn't long when everything seemed to perk up and take notice. If you saw my last post, you've already seen the zinnias; they're doing very well.  The fern at the front entrance was just hanging in there at first but not getting any larger until I used Manure Tea.  Now it's huge!
Authentic Brand Manure Tea can be used safely on all of your herbs, vegetables, gardens, and even your lawn. Authentic Haven Brand also offers an Alfalfa Tea that does wonders for roses.  Manure tea is great for composting, too, as it speeds up the process with its beneficial microbes. Use it as a foliage spray for indoor plants, or add a teaspoon of the tea to the vase of fresh cut flowers!
I have to say, I am really impressed with this cute and easy way of using manure -- and I didn't even get my hands dirty.
Did I get your curiosity up? Enter to win a 3-pack of Manure Tea of your own to try!

Here's how to enter:

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3. For a third chance to win, blog, Tweet, or Facebook about this contest with a link here.
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5. If you're not a blogger, be sure to leave your contact e-mail address like this to avoid spammers: pianananna(at)gmail(dot)com. If I don't have a way to reach you or you don't respond in three days, your name will be disqualified, and I will choose again, picking my favorite answer.
Good Luck!!
Open to US residents only, 18+.
Winners will be chosen by random.org.
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This Giveaway ends Saturday, August 27, 2011 at midnight at midnight ET.

Authentic Haven Brand provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it; nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.











67 comments:

KayzKreationz said...

I learned that manure tea doesn't have a bad odor. It's sun-dried/composted so will only have a slight barn odor.

Would love to try this on my plants. Have always wanted to try it, but wasn't sure where to find a good source.

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Lona said...

What I learned and liked was it is so easy to use. I like the different types and would love to use it on my roses.

Lona said...

I am a follower and would love to get a chance to win some to try out.

Amy Howard said...

I just visited the site and it sounds like a wonderful product! I was looking for something to help my fall veggie and herb garden, but get nervous about the use of manure and where it might be coming from. They sound like a great company and I wish them all the best with their products!!! I'll definitely be getting some of the alfalfa tea for my roses!

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Unknown said...

I learned Alfalfa Tea is good for Roses :) ltlwavridr@yahoo.com

sweepmom said...

I learned "Our soil conditioner teas can be used on vegetables, herbs, flowers, lawns and anything else that grows! The manure tea can also be applied to compost piles to accelerate the composting process, giving you great compost in less time."

Screw Lucy said...

They only use manures that at the Haven Family Ranch.

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Sharon said...

Regarding the potential for pathogens in manure tea such as e coli or salmonella: samples of our composted manures are sent to various accredited labs periodically to be tested for pathogens. Sample results have never returned a positive reading for E.coli, salmonella, or other harmful bacteria.

My worry was burning of the roots; Haven's website very adequately addresses this issue also. Great info!

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DeeAnn S said...

I learned that Manure Tea can also be used in a misting bottle for indoor and outdoor plants. Thanks.
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Hil'Lesha said...

The manure tea can also be applied to compost piles to accelerate the composting process, giving you great compost in less time.

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sunnymum said...

I learned that they also sell gift packs (3 and 9 bags)...a unique gift to give to other gardeners!
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Pennywise Penny said...

I learned that manure tea is not for drinking :-)

kfdesigns said...

I learned it can be used for indoor and outdoor plants and doesn't have an odor

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carole said...

very easy to use and do not need gloves

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An-jay said...

I just learned that you can use the tea in the compost to help the composting process!

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I just subscribed! Happy gardening! : )

Anonymous said...

Love your manure tea!
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meemsnyc said...

I like that the tea conditions the soil for the roots.

Ashley said...

It won't burn your plants!

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soccermom1 said...

I learned its easy to use and has no odor
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Deborah said...

I learned that research shows that cows fed a grass-only diet have a significantly less chance of passing the harmful E.coli bacteria. asthenight at gmail dot com

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I subscribed to Authentic Haven's newsletter (still waiting for their confirmation, though).

Little Miss Sunshine said...

I learned that you can water with it every day and not burn your plants.
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Karen said...

The tea does not have a bad odor :)

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Amy said...

I learned that the tea doesn't have a typical manure smell.

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I tweeted about the giveaway.

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kendra22 said...

sounds great and there is not the odor one would think!
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Jessica Peeling said...

I learned that Manure Tea has a real advantage over chemical fertilizers for your plants. jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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daivabaum said...

The benefits of using manure tea for watering your plants are significant over using chemical fertilizers.
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April said...

What I learned and liked was it is so easy to use. I like the different types and would love to use it on my roses.

Stacy said...

I learned that it's best to make your manure tea by putting it in the sun.
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Julie said...

I learned that I can use this on my roses and it will not burn the leaves like I thought it would
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EmmaPeel said...

I visited the site and learned that Chemical fertilizers are dangerous for your plant’s health, not to mention your family’s health. Begin growing green by learning about the benefits of using manure tea.

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Mia said...

I learned they can quicken composting.

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t42vek20 said...

I learned that you can spray Manure Tea on your foilage and it will not burn them. :)

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