What is COW POW
Cow Pow is naturally Composted Cow Manure. Yep! That’s it! Nothing else is added and no hidden chemicals or substances, and yes we can prove this! We have the test results.
We purchase cow manure which is then composted into a weed-free, odour free product that you can spread in every corner of your garden.
Weeds? What weeds! If weeding your garden is something you dread and other manures have caused a plague of grasses and other nasties, fear not! COW POW has been heat-treated or pasteurised, meaning it has been kept at 60 degrees Celsius for a minimum of 60 days during the composting process. This heat neutralises all weed pathogens in the raw product but maintains the microbes that will do wonders for your soil. Win!
COW POW can be used on any of the following:
Lawns: Evenly spread between 350g – 400g of Cow Pow on top of 1 M2 of lawn. This can be done by hand, or simply use a rake to distribute the product evenly.
Shrubs & Flowers: To prepare a flower bed before planting, apply 50 – 75ml on top of your soil and then dig in thoroughly.
When planting shrubs or trees into other areas of your garden, mix 50% Cow Pow and 50% original soil. Put a shovelful in the hole you have dug, break apart the roots of the plant gently, place in the hole and then backfill. When applying to established flowers & shrubs simply top dress with 25 – 30ml of Cow Pow.
Trees: When using Cow Pow on fruit trees & ornamental trees, spread around the outer perimeter of the tree under the furthest branches & back toward, but not against the trunk. This will ensure maximum uptake from the roots.
The Main Ingredients
The major component of Chlorophyll which plants use to convert water and carbon dioxide with the help of sunlight into sugars. This process is called Photosynthesis. It is also essential in the production of proteins to keep the plant healthy and maintain growth.
Essential for the health and vigour of all plants. Phosphorus helps with root development, increases structural strength, improves the quality of flowers and their overall formation, aids in resisting disease and helps plants such as legumes puts nitrogen back into the soil.
A nutrient required for adequate growth and reproduction. It aids in the regulation of CO2 uptake - vital for photosynthesis. Potassium activates enzymes that make hormones which in turn make energy for the plant as well as aiding water regulation and drought resistance. The size, shape, colour and tastes of plants and vegetables are all improved.
COW POW Soil Results
pH (1:5 in H20)
This is the activity of the negative log of the hydrogen ion in a suspension of 1:5 soil:water. It is the de facto standard pH measurement for most soil test interpretations. The pH measured in 1:5 soil:water suspension is sensitive to seasonal variations in the pH of soil solutions.
Estimates of total organic carbon (OC expressed as C) are used to assess the amount of organic matter in soils. The method measures the amount of carbon in plant and animal remains, including soil humus but not charcoal or coal. ... Presence of Cl will produce a positive interference in saline soils (>0.5% Cl).
Nitrogen is one of the three most important nutrients for healthy plant growth. It is essential for producing proteins and chlorophyll and it's very important to give plants the right amount.
Chloride is easily dissolved in water and enters the plant through soil and air. It is essential to the chemical reaction that allows the opening and closing of the plant's stomata, tiny pores that allow gas and water to be exchanged between the plant and the air around it.
Organic matter is any living or dead animal and plant material. It includes living plant roots and animals, plant and animal remains at various stages of decomposition, and microorganisms and their excretions.The process of decomposition releases nutrients which can be taken up by plant roots. The end product of decomposition is humus, a black crumbly material resistant to further decomposition. A complex chemical substance, humus stores plant nutrients, holds moisture and improves soil structure.
The carbon-to-nitrogen ratio in soil is the ratio of the mass of carbon-to-nitrogen. A C:N ratio of 10:1 means there are ten units of carbon (C) for each unit of nitrogen (N) in the soil. This ratio can have a significant impact on how the soil functions; i.e. crop residue decomposition, particularly residue-cover on the soil and crop nutrient cycling (predominantly N). The Michigan State University states that composting manure can provide the desired C:N ratio for soil health.
Phosphorus is one of the major plant nutrients in the soil. It is a constituent of plant cells, essential for cell division and development of the growing tip of the plant. For this reason it is vital for seedlings and young plants.
Sulphur (S) is an essential element in forming proteins, enzymes, vitamins, and chlorophyll in plants. It is crucial in nodule development and efficient nitrogen fixation in legumes. Sulphur is also important in photosynthesis and contributes to crop winter hardiness. .
Copper activates some enzymes in plants which are involved in lignin synthesis and it is essential in several enzyme systems. It is also required in the process of photosynthesis, is essential in plant respiration and assists in plant metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins.
Zinc (Zn) is one of the eight essential micronutrients. It is needed by plants in small amounts, but yet crucial to plant development. In plants, zinc is a key constituent of many enzymes and proteins. It plays an important role in a wide range of processes, such as growth hormone production and internode elongation.
Manganese is used in plants as a major contributor to various biological systems including photosynthesis, respiration, and nitrogen assimilation. Manganese is also involved in pollen germination, pollen tube growth, root cell elongation and resistance to root pathogens.
Iron is a vital element for plant life. Iron has a number of important functions in the overall metabolism of the plant and is essential for the synthesis of chlorophyll. In general, iron is poorly absorbed by the plant. It can only be sufficiently taken up by the roots in certain forms and under proper conditions.
Boron plays a key role in a diverse range of plant functions including cell wall formation and stability, maintenance of structural and functional integrity of biological membranes, movement of sugar or energy into growing parts of plants, and pollination and seed set.
Potassium helps plants to move water and sugar inside themselves, so it makes fruit juicier and sweeter and it also improves the quality of flowers. Secondly, potassium helps strengthen plants - it thickens their cell walls. Thirdly, potassium helps defend plants against disease.
Calcium is required in garden soil. Good soil and calcium are linked. Just as we need fluids to carry nutrients through our body, so is water needed to carry calcium. Too little water equals a calcium deficiency plant.
Magnesium allows plants to better take in valuable nutrients, like nitrogen and phosphorus. It also helps in the creation of chlorophyll, which is vital for photosynthesis. In addition, magnesium greatly improves a plant's ability to produce flowers and fruit.
Sodium is a mineral that is generally not needed in plants. A few varieties of plants need sodium to help concentrate carbon dioxide, but most plants use only a trace amount to promote metabolism.