Agri Cultured

Yeah, it’s a bag of decomposing matter. But it’s more than that. It’s five generations of farming know-how, combined with a decades-long commitment to sustainable agriculture, made by hand with no synthetic ingredients. It’s “manure tea,” from Authentic Haven, and your plants will love it. Just steep a bag in water for 1-3 days for a brown brew packed with soil-enriching nutrients. Use the “tea” to water your plants and let nature do the rest. Roots will grow stronger and dig deeper, leaves will be greener, blooms bolder. Get the same benefits as compost, minus the shoveling. Authentic Haven makes a special alfalfa bag for rose gardeners. For everyone else, the cow manure bag works with virtually every other plant and flower, indoors or out. And no, they don’t stink. Each bag has a faint aroma of farm life and can be reused up to four times. Indoors or out, these brews are safe for all soil types. Feed your garden plants four times during the growing season, and your houseplants once a month. This brown tea will give you a green thumb.

Authentic Haven Brand

Manure Tea Bags

Agri Cultured

Yeah, it’s a bag of decomposing matter. But it’s more than that. It’s five generations of farming know-how, combined with a decades-long commitment to sustainable agriculture, made by hand with no synthetic ingredients. It’s “manure tea,” from Authentic Haven, and your plants will love it. Just steep a bag in water for 1-3 days for a brown brew packed with soil-enriching nutrients. Use the “tea” to water your plants and let nature do the rest. Roots will grow stronger and dig deeper, leaves will be greener, blooms bolder. Get the same benefits as compost, minus the shoveling. Authentic Haven makes a special alfalfa bag for rose gardeners. For everyone else, the cow manure bag works with virtually every other plant and flower, indoors or out. And no, they don’t stink. Each bag has a faint aroma of farm life and can be reused up to four times. Indoors or out, these brews are safe for all soil types. Feed your garden plants four times during the growing season, and your houseplants once a month. This brown tea will give you a green thumb.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Annie
    Annie

    Hello everyone! I'm Annie Haven, the founder of Authentic Haven, and I'm proud to present our Manure Tea on The Grommet. I'm here to answer any questions you have!

  • Sara
    Sara
    5/21/2015 12:39 PM

    Hi Annie,

    How many times can a bag be re-brewed?

    Thanks, Sara

  • Linda
    Linda
    5/21/2015 12:43 PM

    @Sara the description states that each bag can be reused up to 4 times. Hope this helps.

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 12:44 PM

    Hello @Sara you can use the tea bags 3 to 4 times. Just like your morning tea bag we say squeeze them for all they are worth. Your 3rd and 4th brews will not be as dark but the nutrient value is there.

  • Deb
    Deb
    5/21/2015 12:52 PM

    Hi Annie,

    For a non "green thumb" person like me, this sounds great! What, if any, are the benefit differences between the cow manure tea and the alfalfa tea?

    Thanks,

    Deb

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 12:57 PM

    Hello @Deb cow manure tea is 100% natural nutrients and is safe to feed all plants and soil types year round. The nutrients that the plants do not absorb will go into conditioning the soil win-win. Alfalfa tea is a safe form of nitrogen and is perfect for stimulating root growth, roses love a good feeding of Alfalfa tea as a first feeding after your last frost and then another good feeding just before your Fall bloom.

  • Nikki
    Nikki
    5/21/2015 1:03 PM

    @Annie why would it cost $20.00 for this? I've been using composted manuer (2-3 handfuls wrapped in cheesecloth, like a teabag) for 4-5 applications for 10 years. The bag is 15 lbs., & will last for a year practically. I love what manure tea does, but this seems like overkill? Can you let me know? You don't have to publish this, I would just like to know how anyone really wins, except the seller of course.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    5/21/2015 1:03 PM

    @Deb

    How much water do you use to brew a bag?

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 1:27 PM

    Hi @Barbara most generally it's brewed (steeped) in 5 gallon buckets, you can brew it in smaller containers and dilute the tea one cup of tea to six cups of tap water. It's extremely versatile and easy to use.

  • Susan
    Susan
    5/21/2015 1:31 PM

    @Nikki

    Hi Nikki-- I think it's great that you have a useful and cost-effective method that works so well! However, not all everyone makes the time (or has the space, or desire) to compost, even though we all know what a good thing it is. It seems to me, regardless of the price, that this product provides the appropriate market niche with the ability to conveniently nourish their plants. (Plus, if you think about it, what a nifty gift to send to a gardener loved-one-- which might be harder to do with a homemade solution.)

  • Donna
    Donna
    5/21/2015 4:31 PM

    @Susan @Nikki I live in the country myself, with easy access to manure. However, I am nearly 80, a widow, have rheumatoid arthritis and vertigo, so hauling manure from the pasture is not easy--nor is storing it for future use. I'll pay the extra for the convenience! And how about city dwellers, people who garden on a small balcony or the roof of a high-rise? People in a wheelchair? I can see dozens of situations where this would be just someone's "cup of tea"! Donna, a gardener for 64 years, so far....

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    5/21/2015 5:03 PM

    Donna..."cup of tea." Nailed it! I hope you enjoy!

  • Michael
    Michael
    5/21/2015 1:05 PM

    How much water do you soak the "tea" bag in each time?

  • Nikki
    Nikki
    5/21/2015 1:11 PM

    @Michael - this is Nikki...I use a 5 gallon bucket, but do NOT cover!!! It needs air to become tea. If you can smell a horrible order (perhaps because it got inadvertently covered, dump & start over. Easy peasy.

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 1:24 PM

    it is best to cover for safety reasons, it does not need to be a tight fitting lid @Nikki I tried to answer your question above, my livestock are raised free of antibiotics and growth hormones, I use no herbicides on our ranch. Authentic Haven Brand Natural Brew is harvested, processed and Eco packaged by hand and is safe to fee all garden, indoor plants and soil types.

  • noreen
    noreen
    5/21/2015 1:24 PM

    @Nikki

  • noreen
    noreen
    5/21/2015 1:25 PM

    I agree with you. I don't even use the cheesecloth just soak the compost and pour off the water. Really inexpensive.

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 1:29 PM

    Hi @noreen yes, it can be brewed that way, we package it to be convenient for all gardeners and for those that feed it through drip and hydroponic systems.

  • Allen
    Allen
    5/21/2015 1:13 PM

    Yep! Growing up my dad called this POOP-SOUP.

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 1:36 PM

    Yes, @Allen

  • Dottie O.
    Dottie O.
    5/21/2015 3:10 PM

    @Annie Hi Annie, I know you mentioned plants, but what about trees, can you use the manure tea for them too??

    Thank you, Dottie

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 4:16 PM

    Yes, @Dottie O. all trees including citrus trees in container plantings.

  • Tom
    Tom
    5/21/2015 2:41 PM

    Hello, Anne. Thank you for creating this product. My mother was a gardener, so I grew up with manure tea. Your product is, and will be, much easier to use in an apartment. Which of your teas would you recommend for a Christmas cactus? Thank you, Tom.

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 3:04 PM

    Hello @Tom cactus and succulents love the cow manure tea. Your Christmas cactus will enjoy it.

  • Tom
    Tom
    5/21/2015 3:35 PM

    Thanks, Anne. I'll get some cow manure.

  • Diane
    Diane
    5/21/2015 4:34 PM

    How long does a bag last without being turned into tea? I think I'd like to order more than one set of the manure tea but won't be using it all at once. Is there a shelf life?

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 5:00 PM

    Hello @Diane as long as you store the teas in a dry safe cupboard or cabinet they will be ready when you are. Aged like fine wine my teas have long shelf life.

  • Diane
    Diane
    5/21/2015 7:06 PM

    @Annie

    I have a feeling that my vegetable garden will enjoy wine as much as I do. Speaking of which, my husband is putting in a small vineyard. Would the manure tea be most effective or the alfalfa? I know you recommend the alfalfa for roses but I was thinking that grapevines would benefit from the nitrogen.

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 8:43 PM

    Hello @Diane all plants can use a dash of Alfalfa tea as it's a safe form of nitrogen. The cow manure tea is fabulous for building and conditioning your soil. All plants benefit with regular feedings of cow manure tea. Grapes really produce, I know your husband will enjoy it.

  • Diane
    Diane
    5/21/2015 7:58 PM

    Hi Annie,

    Would the manure tea be ok to use on fruit trees?

    Thanks Diana

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 8:43 PM

    Yes, @Diane all fruit trees, citrus benefit from regular feedings of cow manure tea

  • Carolyn
    Carolyn
    5/21/2015 9:47 PM

    I've been using this tea in my organic veggie garden for years, and it's wonderful. It's convenient, has no odor, and I love the fact that I know where the product comes from and the care that is taken to prepare it. Annie provides great customer service and gardening advice, too!

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 10:10 PM

    Hi @Carolyn thank you for visiting, we are excited to have Authentic Haven Brand Natural Brew as a featured product on The Grommet to share with more environmentally minded gardeners like yourself.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Authentic Haven Brand

Manure Tea Bags

Agri Cultured

Yeah, it’s a bag of decomposing matter. But it’s more than that. It’s five generations of farming know-how, combined with a decades-long commitment to sustainable agriculture, made by hand with no synthetic ingredients. It’s “manure tea,” from Authentic Haven, and your plants will love it.

Just steep a bag in water for 1-3 days
for a brown brew packed with soil-enriching nutrients. Use the “tea” to water your plants and let nature do the rest. Roots will grow stronger and dig deeper, leaves will be greener, blooms bolder. Get the same benefits as compost, minus the shoveling.

Authentic Haven makes a special alfalfa bag for rose gardeners. For everyone else, the cow manure bag works with virtually every other plant and flower, indoors or out. And no, they don’t stink. Each bag has a faint aroma of farm life and can be reused up to four times. Indoors or out, these brews are safe for all soil types. Feed your garden plants four times during the growing season, and your houseplants once a month. This brown tea will give you a green thumb.
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Authentic Haven - Manure Tea Bags

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Annie
    Annie

    Hello everyone! I'm Annie Haven, the founder of Authentic Haven, and I'm proud to present our Manure Tea on The Grommet. I'm here to answer any questions you have!

  • Sara
    Sara
    5/21/2015 12:39 PM

    Hi Annie,

    How many times can a bag be re-brewed?

    Thanks, Sara

  • Linda
    Linda
    5/21/2015 12:43 PM

    @Sara the description states that each bag can be reused up to 4 times. Hope this helps.

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 12:44 PM

    Hello @Sara you can use the tea bags 3 to 4 times. Just like your morning tea bag we say squeeze them for all they are worth. Your 3rd and 4th brews will not be as dark but the nutrient value is there.

  • Deb
    Deb
    5/21/2015 12:52 PM

    Hi Annie,

    For a non "green thumb" person like me, this sounds great! What, if any, are the benefit differences between the cow manure tea and the alfalfa tea?

    Thanks,

    Deb

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 12:57 PM

    Hello @Deb cow manure tea is 100% natural nutrients and is safe to feed all plants and soil types year round. The nutrients that the plants do not absorb will go into conditioning the soil win-win. Alfalfa tea is a safe form of nitrogen and is perfect for stimulating root growth, roses love a good feeding of Alfalfa tea as a first feeding after your last frost and then another good feeding just before your Fall bloom.

  • Nikki
    Nikki
    5/21/2015 1:03 PM

    @Annie why would it cost $20.00 for this? I've been using composted manuer (2-3 handfuls wrapped in cheesecloth, like a teabag) for 4-5 applications for 10 years. The bag is 15 lbs., & will last for a year practically. I love what manure tea does, but this seems like overkill? Can you let me know? You don't have to publish this, I would just like to know how anyone really wins, except the seller of course.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    5/21/2015 1:03 PM

    @Deb

    How much water do you use to brew a bag?

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 1:27 PM

    Hi @Barbara most generally it's brewed (steeped) in 5 gallon buckets, you can brew it in smaller containers and dilute the tea one cup of tea to six cups of tap water. It's extremely versatile and easy to use.

  • Susan
    Susan
    5/21/2015 1:31 PM

    @Nikki

    Hi Nikki-- I think it's great that you have a useful and cost-effective method that works so well! However, not all everyone makes the time (or has the space, or desire) to compost, even though we all know what a good thing it is. It seems to me, regardless of the price, that this product provides the appropriate market niche with the ability to conveniently nourish their plants. (Plus, if you think about it, what a nifty gift to send to a gardener loved-one-- which might be harder to do with a homemade solution.)

  • Donna
    Donna
    5/21/2015 4:31 PM

    @Susan @Nikki I live in the country myself, with easy access to manure. However, I am nearly 80, a widow, have rheumatoid arthritis and vertigo, so hauling manure from the pasture is not easy--nor is storing it for future use. I'll pay the extra for the convenience! And how about city dwellers, people who garden on a small balcony or the roof of a high-rise? People in a wheelchair? I can see dozens of situations where this would be just someone's "cup of tea"! Donna, a gardener for 64 years, so far....

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    5/21/2015 5:03 PM

    Donna..."cup of tea." Nailed it! I hope you enjoy!

  • Michael
    Michael
    5/21/2015 1:05 PM

    How much water do you soak the "tea" bag in each time?

  • Nikki
    Nikki
    5/21/2015 1:11 PM

    @Michael - this is Nikki...I use a 5 gallon bucket, but do NOT cover!!! It needs air to become tea. If you can smell a horrible order (perhaps because it got inadvertently covered, dump & start over. Easy peasy.

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 1:24 PM

    it is best to cover for safety reasons, it does not need to be a tight fitting lid @Nikki I tried to answer your question above, my livestock are raised free of antibiotics and growth hormones, I use no herbicides on our ranch. Authentic Haven Brand Natural Brew is harvested, processed and Eco packaged by hand and is safe to fee all garden, indoor plants and soil types.

  • noreen
    noreen
    5/21/2015 1:24 PM

    @Nikki

  • noreen
    noreen
    5/21/2015 1:25 PM

    I agree with you. I don't even use the cheesecloth just soak the compost and pour off the water. Really inexpensive.

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 1:29 PM

    Hi @noreen yes, it can be brewed that way, we package it to be convenient for all gardeners and for those that feed it through drip and hydroponic systems.

  • Allen
    Allen
    5/21/2015 1:13 PM

    Yep! Growing up my dad called this POOP-SOUP.

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 1:36 PM

    Yes, @Allen

  • Dottie O.
    Dottie O.
    5/21/2015 3:10 PM

    @Annie Hi Annie, I know you mentioned plants, but what about trees, can you use the manure tea for them too??

    Thank you, Dottie

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 4:16 PM

    Yes, @Dottie O. all trees including citrus trees in container plantings.

  • Tom
    Tom
    5/21/2015 2:41 PM

    Hello, Anne. Thank you for creating this product. My mother was a gardener, so I grew up with manure tea. Your product is, and will be, much easier to use in an apartment. Which of your teas would you recommend for a Christmas cactus? Thank you, Tom.

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 3:04 PM

    Hello @Tom cactus and succulents love the cow manure tea. Your Christmas cactus will enjoy it.

  • Tom
    Tom
    5/21/2015 3:35 PM

    Thanks, Anne. I'll get some cow manure.

  • Diane
    Diane
    5/21/2015 4:34 PM

    How long does a bag last without being turned into tea? I think I'd like to order more than one set of the manure tea but won't be using it all at once. Is there a shelf life?

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 5:00 PM

    Hello @Diane as long as you store the teas in a dry safe cupboard or cabinet they will be ready when you are. Aged like fine wine my teas have long shelf life.

  • Diane
    Diane
    5/21/2015 7:06 PM

    @Annie

    I have a feeling that my vegetable garden will enjoy wine as much as I do. Speaking of which, my husband is putting in a small vineyard. Would the manure tea be most effective or the alfalfa? I know you recommend the alfalfa for roses but I was thinking that grapevines would benefit from the nitrogen.

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 8:43 PM

    Hello @Diane all plants can use a dash of Alfalfa tea as it's a safe form of nitrogen. The cow manure tea is fabulous for building and conditioning your soil. All plants benefit with regular feedings of cow manure tea. Grapes really produce, I know your husband will enjoy it.

  • Diane
    Diane
    5/21/2015 7:58 PM

    Hi Annie,

    Would the manure tea be ok to use on fruit trees?

    Thanks Diana

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 8:43 PM

    Yes, @Diane all fruit trees, citrus benefit from regular feedings of cow manure tea

  • Carolyn
    Carolyn
    5/21/2015 9:47 PM

    I've been using this tea in my organic veggie garden for years, and it's wonderful. It's convenient, has no odor, and I love the fact that I know where the product comes from and the care that is taken to prepare it. Annie provides great customer service and gardening advice, too!

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    5/21/2015 10:10 PM

    Hi @Carolyn thank you for visiting, we are excited to have Authentic Haven Brand Natural Brew as a featured product on The Grommet to share with more environmentally minded gardeners like yourself.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.