POOpeas Organic Fertilizer for House Plants – Product Review
My pitiful Shefflera in need of help. Let's field test a little POOpeas organic fertilizer.
If you’re interested in an organic fertilizer for house plants, I’m here to give you the straight poop about a good product that will make your house plants sit up and take notice. It’s called POOpeas, and don’t let the name fool you, it works very well to perk up plants that seem to be too pooped to pop. And, it’s all organic, so it’s a good choice for those of us interested in living a lifestyle that is less oriented toward chemicals.
POOpeas organic fertilizer in a resealable bag. Instructions on the bag and a handy scoop inside.
POOpeas originates from the south end of northbound cattle, and it undergoes several composting and processing steps before it emerges as a granular organic fertilizer that is suitable for amending soil or making a manure tea. I opted for the latter approach during my testing of the product. My interest was to get it down deep into the soil so it might have an opportunity to work fast and show me its stuff.
And, it did.
My 10 year old Shefflera was looking quite disinterested in life, so I mixed up a batch of manure tea, according to instructions on the POOpeas packaging, and gave my plant a couple of glasses full.
The before and after pictures say a lot more than I can describe.
POOpeas in water, step one.
I think you’ll find this product lives up to it’s claims as a remedy for sick house plants. It’s an organic fertilizer that is clean and easy to use, has no odor, and I found it to be rather economical as well. One scoop of the poop provided several glasses of manure tea. I just poured off the liquid and refilled the glass with fresh water to make another batch with the leftovers at the bottom of the glass.
POOpeas stirred up after sitting around for a while, step two.
Just be careful after you stir up the fertilizer in the glass. It looks so much like a dark, rich cola that I almost made a grab for it to have a swig – several times. What a surprise that would have been! Who knows what I might have sprouted as a result of such a momentary misadventure in manure.
Step three, pour POOpeas manure tea at the base of the plant - two glasses full - and about 10 days later we have new growth to cheer about.
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More new growth three weeks after application of POOpeas organic fertilizer.
Not only does this product get a big green thumbs up, but it’s available to our readers at a 10% discount if you visit the POOpeas site and use this code srwsentme11 when ordering the product. Perk up those houseplants for improved indoor air quality and indirect cost savings for you and your family.
Two months later, the new growth still looks vibrant.
When spring comes around again, I’ll be experimenting with this organic fertilizer in the vegetable garden. I’m inclined to use organic fertilizers instead of commercial ones for many reasons, most of all, I think the plants thrive on fertilizers that are naturally whole, rather than chemicals that imitate nature.
Clair Schwan is founder and managing editor of Self Reliance Works, and he hosts Vegetable Gardening and Greenhouses for those interested in using a vegetable garden to gain greater control over their food supply. He’s also known to grow a few house plants.