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CowPots Biodegradable Pots

Established on a CT dairy farm in 1997, CowPots are a 100% American made product. Made from cow manure, they?re also 100% biodegradable and renewable. A high quality, eco-friendly alternative for seed starting and transplant pots!

CowPots are not only a biodegradable, plantable replacement for plastic pots, but have additional benefits as well. CowPots last in a greenhouse setting for up to 12 weeks. Roots easily penetrate the walls of the pot, eliminating transplant shock, and they rapidly breakdown after transplanting providing the goodness of manure to the garden. With no plastic to clean up or dispose of, transplanting is quick and convenient.




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Ashbel Merrel Leonard started A.M. Leonard in 1885. Since that time, we have grown into a leader in the horticultural and tool supply industry. What has not changed is our emphasis on hard-work and doing business the old-fashioned way. We continue to offer a wide selection of quality products and provide superior customer service. We understand that you and all our hard-working customers deserve only the best. This understanding drives us toward our continued commitment to excellence. We grow, we innovate, and we work hard. Just like you, we do whatever it takes to get the job done!

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CowPots Biodegradable Pots, manufactured by Summit Chemicals, is a decomposable container made from the natural ingredients of cow manure to display and protect various types of foliage.

As an organic product, it will quickly breakdown when planted and releases essential nutrients into the soil as it degrades. Its versatility can further be seen with its ability to be compatible with various sterile plotting soil for seed production.

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CowPots Biodegradable Pots is a unique and easy to transfer pot that will promote plant and root growth. This products composition also allows for plant roots to easily penetrate the sides of CowPots Biodegradable Pots without having to be broken or split apart.

Tools Needed

CowPots Biodegradable Pots is a ready to use product that requires no additional tools except for the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves during handlement.

For transfer to gardens and plant beds, you will need a shovel or trough to dig a hole to place this product into.

How to Use

  • Step 1: Determine the foliage or seeds to be planted as this will determine the size of the CowPot Biodegradable Pot to use. A 3 round pot (fits 12 to Dillen CTR3512) is ideal for seed starting of herbs, vegetables, and other foliage that will eventually need to be transferred to larger containers or directly into a garden. 3 square pots are intended for quick turnarounds from seeds to transplanting for seeds that will become larger plants (loosely fits 18 to 1020 tray) or direct planting to ground post frost. 3 sixcell flat pots are meant for seeds with quick germination (cucumber, squash, pumpkins), mixed garden seeds, salsa seed pack, pizza garden, and annual flowers which will fit 3 to 1020 tray. 4 square pots (fits 15 to Dillen CTS 415) are ideal for seedlings needing more days in a greenhouse before transplanting and early planting of vegetables or annuals. There is no need to tear or rip open the CowPots Biodegradable Pots when planting or transplanting.
  • Step 2: Fill the appropriate size of CowPots Biodegradable Pots with potting soil mix and plants seeds or transplant seedling as directed on the seed packet directions. Leave space between the pots to maximize air circulation to increase plant health and pot performance. Water the top or bottom of the product container and fertilize as needed for the seed. Do not rewater when the product container is still moist or until pot is dry.
  • Step 3: When seedling have reached the appropriate height they are ready for planting. Typically, this will be at least an inch of growth for most plant species. Place entire CowPots Biodegradable Pots into the soil and cover completely with the remaining soil, then lightly water. Do not break apart the product container as this can create plant shock for the seeds or damage the roots.
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Where to Use

CowPots Biodegradable Pots may be used in residential lawns, commercial lawns, agricultural farms, greenhouses, and other outdoor settings for seed planting of vegetables such as cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, pumpkins, mixed garden seedling, salsa pack, pizza garden, marigolds, flowering annuals, herbs, seedlings that need more time to establish in a greenhouse, seeds that needs to be transferred into a larger container, eggplant, or direct transfers into gardens.

When to Use

Use CowPots Biodegradable Pots when seed starting, early seed starting, and transplants into gardens or flowerbeds.

Safety Information

CowPots Biodegradable Pots is safe to use around children or pets when applied according to the specification sheet. Always wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling or planting this product.

Special Considerations

CowPots Biodegradable Pots does not fertilize plants and will still need to be used with the appropriate fertilizer products when beginning seeding.

In a greenhouse setting, depending on the size of the product will have a growing time of seeds in pots at 12 weeks before transplanting. This time frame can vary based on how much watering is being done. Once this time frame has passed the CowPots Biodegradable Pots may become weak and will need to be transplanted into a larger container or into the ground.