Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 33
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by countrygirl13 Composted cow manure
The Black Kow manure is good healthy looking composted manure with no large sticks or other materials mixed in. Other reviewers have said that the manure doesn't look good and has foreign objects, i.e. large sticks, pine cones, etc. in the bag but I have not had that experience. I have put some manure around my peach, magnolia and blueberry bushes and they are doing fine. I plan on using more from the bag for my strawberries but the weather hasn't been cooperating. I do recommend this product.
April 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by farmgirl95602 Good rich stuff
This is good rich compost. A little heavier than the compost that I make, but then mine has no manure in it. I compost green waste and dead leaves.
There is no manure smell to it which means that it is thoroughly composted and just the nutrients remain. That's the part that nourishes the plants and that's what we want. It is so composted that it says that it will not burn plants if you plant right away. In other words, mix it into your soil and plant your plants without worry. The only thing that I know of that will not burn plants straight out of the animal, is goat droppings.
The 50 pound bag was too much for me to carry so I got a hand truck to move it to the pot.
January 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ConcernedCustomer Cow Manure
The Compost cow manure, as the name suggests is the animal manure product for your garden. Unlike the typical manure that stinks up your entire neighborhood, the Composted Cow Manure is almost odorless. I apply the compost in my lettuce bed, container, and tree to give them a boost of fertilizer. This is not an organic compost. The N-P-K (nitrogen-phosphorous-potassium) ratio is .5-.5-.5, not very high, so you don't have to worry about burning your plant. One thing I noticed that is the coloration of the compost. Compost usually have a dark color, but this compost seems to be on the light side. The composition is primary of wood chips and manure. The back label reads: "derived primary from plant foods: cow manure". It's quite a heavy compost in terms of composition. It also contains many unbroken, large pieces of wood chips. If you planting tree, this compost could work for you. Otherwise, I would stick to plants base compost that container worm casting, bat guano, forest humus, etc...
December 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MeCzech Great product
Cow manure is one of the finest natural fertilizers. Even when exceeded amount is used there is no danger of plants getting burned. I checked the web site of Black Kow (0.5-0.5-0.5) manure manufacturer. The composted cow manure is coming from manufacturer's own CAFO plant.
For costumer's trust manufacturer posted on internet web page
http://blackkow.com/_html/howitsmade.htm#howmade_top_anchor showing all clean and safe processing during making composted manure. The composted manure in the bag is fine material of almost black color (see pic. 6). On back side of the bag are instructions for using product when planting trees and shrubs (pic.1) , for flowers and vegetables (pic. 2). Pic. 3 shows instructions how to handle this product in general. I spread this fertilizer around my perennials, which were last year quite neglected. Now their soil is prepared to give good boost to plants in spring time.
December 29, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Linda Contains a lot of gravel
I bought 5 bags to spread on my flower beds. Upon watering I discovered that the small clumps really were pieces of gravel! I estimate about 20% of each bag (by weight) was actually gravel. So disappointed!
May 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tvs75 Excellent Blend Of Soil & Fertilizer
This is an excellent blend of manure and natural soil byproducts. It comes packaged like soil in a huge bag that is easy to tear. It does not smell bad since it is soil and manure. There was minimal bark in the bag I received. I used it in the flower bed, a couple of potted plants and then the rest on a re-seeded area of lawn. For the bag I got, it was not at all clumpy either. It broke up nicely and could be raked into the soil within minutes of use.
April 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Greenray best I have see yet
for the price its worth every penny. It doe not smell at all. It has made the difference when using to grow bare spots in my lawn. also trying to grow potatoes in it. It has had the least amount of mulch in comparison to other brands I have tried.
I usually follow reviews and glad I did on this one.
May 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joelav22 As Described
This was a nice product and I'm definitely getting more. It's fully composted so there is no smell, the texture was consistent and there was no trash or other obvious filler material in it.
I had this shipped and it came well protected in a box (without 1000 packing peanuts thankfully).
It spread evenly and mixed cleanly in the soil. Great product at a great price.
April 26, 2016