Busy greenhouses, farms and nurseries are clamoring for large biodegradable pots. The 12-inch square CowPot is a biodegradable, non-peat pot that naturally decomposes within one growing season. Transplant shock is obsolete because the roots just grow out of the softening sides of the large biodegradable pots and grow directly into the surrounding soil. As the CowPots™ break down, they add nutrients and fertilizer to the soil in the process, giving the plant an extra boost for strong growth. These wholesale square Cow Pots save you time and save the earth: there is absolutely no plastic involved. These large biodegradable pots are used by growers in greenhouses for planting bulbs, large chrysanthemums and biodegradable combination planters. Vineyards and orchards use the large 12-inch biodegradable pot for grapevines and tomatoes as well. Contact us for a bulk quote today.
How to Grow in Large Biodegradable Pots
Here are a few hints and growing suggestions to get the most out of your Large Biodegradable Pots and be on your way to a sustainable growing operation.
- Sow or Transplant Seeds directly into the CowPots™
- Water (top or bottom watered) and fertilize your seeds and plants as you would in any other plant pot
- Manure naturally retains moisture, so less watering will be possible. You will want to give the pot time to harden between watering. (dark brown color when the pot is wet; light brown color time to water)
- Pot performance and plant health improve with a little space left between pots to maximize air circulation
- Biodegradable Pots are fragile while wet, so handle when the pot is dry
- Plant CowPots™ directly into the soil when seedlings are ready for planting. Cover the entire pot with soil and then water
Large Biodegradable Pots last for months above ground, but once you have transplanted the entire pot into the soil, the manure begins to quickly degrade. The CowPots™ are 100% biodegradable.
Decomposition of Large Biodegradable Pots
Break down will begin within weeks of transplanting into the soil. As long as they are completely buried when planted, they should almost be completely decomposed by the end of the growing season. Factors that affect the rate of decomposition include moisture and bioactivity in your soil. Sandy soils and soils with few microorganisms typically display slower rates of decomposition. But not to worry. Roots will still grow through the biodegradable pot walls even if not completely decomposed. If you would like to enrich your soils to improve plant growth as well as increase the rate of decomposition, try applying our microbial root stimulant solution
CowPot Container Choices
We carry a full line of Biodegradable Pots in different shapes and sizes (always available to discuss custom size requirements and prototyping) including:3” Square Biodegradable CowPots
™ – 12 cu in volume3” Round Biodegradable Plant Pots
– 16 cu in volume4” Square Wholesale Biodegradable Pots
– ½ quart volume4” Round Tall Peat Pot Alternatives
– 5/6 quart volume4” Square Tall Zero Plant Waste Pots
– ¾ quart volume5” Round Cow Poop Pots
– ¼ gallon volume5” Square Cow Dung Pots
– 1/3 gallon volume6” Square Large Biodegradable Pots
– ½ gallon volume6” Round Wholesale Bulk CowPots
™ – 1/3 gallon volume7” Square Bulk Biodegradable Pots
– ¾ gallon volume12” Square Large Biodegradable Pots
– 2.2 gallon volume
How long will the Large Biodegradable Pots last?
CowPots™ are formed to last up to 3 months above ground in greenhouse growing conditions. Once planted, they will begin to break down completely in the soil.
Do I need to prep the CowPots™ before transplanting into the soil? No. The Large Biodegradable CowPot walls encourage root penetraiton so no need to rip or tear the pot. This eliminates all transplant shock.
Do the Cow Pots smell? Nope.
Is special soil or grow media required? No. Just fill your large biodegradable pot with good quality, sterile potting soil for seed starting.
How do I handle the CowPots? Recently watered Cow Pots (noted by their dark brown color) will easily tear if you lift by the 'lip'. Using a tray makes it much easier to move. When dry (light brown color) the plant pots are sturdy.
Is fertilizer needed? Yes. CowPots do not take the place of fertilizers. Follow your normal feeding protocol.