Cow-pat-pit – also called Barrel Prep – is a favourite of mine. It activates the soil, encouraging better soil structure and breakdown of organic and inorganic substances.
You can use it directly on the garden at any time to improve soil fertility as well as a starter in your compost heap. It doesn’t work instead of making compost but it does give the garden a big boost adding extra oomph to what you’re already doing by using the preps.
I put it on all beds, flowers and woodland as well as veg, fruit and the lawn. I also use it as a seed bath and/or spray it onto seedlings and newly transplanted young plants. It helps stop seedlings flagging.