Grow Biodynamics has ceased supply of CPP until further notice.

Grow Biodynamics CPP

Cow Pat Pit

  • Natural, organic and biodynamic
  • Gives better taste and colour to fruit and vegetables
  • Increases yield
  • Improves soil quality
  • Improves plant health
  • Excellent compost starter
  • Makes 30 litres of organic fertilizer per pack
  • Instructions on product label
  • Hand made in NZ using Kiwi cows!

Who is using CPP?

For the New Zealand home gardener, who wants to grow good healthy vegetables and fruit in their own backyard, CPP is the user-friendly product for you.

Many commercial horticulture and vineyard properties use CPP as an important part of their fertility and plant health management program. Several growers have their own cows and make CPP on site. Read more.

Five thousand years of agriculture were based on cow manure as the source of soil fertility. Now you can have these benefits in your home garden without having the cow.

What is CPP

Cow pat pit is made from cow manure collected from our small herd of Scottish Highland cows grazing on good organic pasture. The fresh manure is mixed with ground eggshell and basalt dust, and inoculated with biodynamic compost preparations, then placed in a pit to undergo aerobic decomposition for three months. The result is CPP, rich brown humus with forest-floor fragrance. It is well described on this site.

How it works

CPP is a general fertilizer for leaf or soil application. It is a concentrated source of all beneficial soil organisms. It promotes plant growth and strengthens plants against pathogenic fungi. For a scientific description of its attributes, presented at the 18th World Congress of Soil Science 2006, click here.

Who makes Grow Biodynamics CPP?

Rachel Pomeroy

  • Biodynamic home gardener in Hawkes Bay
  • Experienced producer of all biodynamic preparations
  • Contributor of biodynamic moon calendar for the publications of Organic New Zealand and Organic Wines New Zealand

Rachel lives in Hawkes Bay and has been a biodynamic tutor at Taruna and other locations in New Zealand and India for the past 20 years.

Along with Peter Proctor, Rachel has taught biodynamics in many countries, particularly, in India. The documentary, from Cloud South Films Ltd, entitled One Man, One Cow, One Planet, features the work Peter and Rachel did with Indian farmers over many years. In India they popularized the widespread making and use of CPP amongst farmers in many parts of India.

Peter Proctor is the author of Grasp the Nettle – Making Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Work. First published in 1997, by Random House New Zealand, this book’s continuing popularity means it has had seven reprints and a revision since its release.

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Grow Biodynamics CPP 500g

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