Activated Compost is an OMRI Listed, plant-based compost which has gone through a Secondary Activation Phase. In this stage organically approved ingredients are added at a specific time, resulting in a unique bio-catalytic effect, where microbial life flourishes. Nutrients are metabolized by microbes in the compost and are more readily available to your plants. Purple Cow Activated Compost makes nutrients more available for plant uptake, and is an ideal amendment to improve soil and growing media.
General Use Recommendations
Topdress each flat with 2 cups at 2-3 weeks
Blend in 20-30% with current growing mix
1" to 2" layer
Side dress with 4-6 quarts per plant
2 tons per acre (4 CY per acre)
1 ton per acre (2 CY per acre)
Melissa and Jamie, Shawano Lawn and Stone
"For the past three years, we have used Purple Cow Activated Compost, and we can definitely tell the difference - all thanks to Purple Cow Organics!"
"To be honest its hard to believe...I really wasn't expecting this much of a difference! I might pick up some more compost..."
"We've been 100% pleased with the Purple Cow aspect of implementing into our program, and we're going to stick that way."
Ted Ballweg, Savory Accents
"Before we plant, we topdress the whole bed with Purple Cow material and the production is incredible."
Chippewa Valley Growers
"Purple Cow has worked well as a layer below out microgreens mat for growing arugula micro greens. The chefs like the color we get from the nutrition."
Nutrients: Primary & Secondary
Nitrogen - 1.13% (as rec), 45.2 lbs per acre at 2 tons per acre
Phosphorus - 0.24% (as rec), 9.6 lbs per acre at 2 tons per acre
Potassium - 0.40% (as rec), 16.0 lbs per acre at 2 tons per acre
Calcium - 4.05% (as rec), 162.0 lbs per acre at 2 tons per acre
Magnesium - 1.64% (as rec), 65.6 lbs per acre at 2 tons per acre
Sulfate - 0.01% (as rec), 0.4 lbs per acre at 2 tons per acre
Nutrients: Trace Elements
Copper - 0.005% (as rec), 0.2 lbs per acre at 2 tons per acre
Zinc - 0.011% (as rec), 0.44 lbs per acre at 2 tons per acre
Iron - 0.456% (as rec), 18.24 lbs per acre at 2 tons per acre
Manganese - 0.023% (as rec), 0.92 lbs per acre at 2 tons per acre
Boron - 0.001% (as rec), 0.04 lbs per acre at 2 tons per acre
pH - 7.7
Organic Matter - 29.3% (as rec), 1172 lbs per acre at 2 tons per acre
Organic Carbon - 18.4% (as rec), 736 lbs per acre at 2 tons per acre