Greenhouses, nurseries and farmers love CowPots™ wholesale biodegradable pots because they drastically reduce labor time and provide an instant root-boost to crops and major plantings. As the name implies, these wholesale biodegradable pots are made with cow manure, without any plastic or peat. They break down in one growing season (about 12 weeks), nourishing the roots and allowing them to simply break through the biodegradable pot naturally, growing into the surrounding soil, which is improved by the nitrogen released by the Cow Pot’s decomposition. The 4-inch square CowPot is a preferred pot choice for seed starting of annuals and vegetables, and seedlings needing a few extra days in the greenhouse before transplanting. The 4-inch square CowPot is used as a step-up transplant container or direct transplant to in-ground growing post frost. Fits fifteen 4-inch square pots to Dillen CTS 415. Request a quote for these wholesale biodegradable pots today.
How To Grow in Wholesale Biodegradable Pots
Here are a few hints and growing suggestions to get the most out of your Wholesale Biodegradable Pots and be on your way to a sustainable growing operation.
- Sow or Transplant Seeds directly into the Biodegradable Pots
- 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 pot is wet; light brown color time to water)
- Pot performance and plant health improve with a little space left between pots for maximize air circulation
- 4” Square Biodegradable Pots are fragile while wet, so handle when pot is dry
- Plant the Wholesale Biodegradable Pots directly into the soil when seedlings are ready for planting. Cover entire pot with soil and then water
Wholesale 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 Pots are 100% biodegradable.
Decomposition of Wholesale 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 Wholesale Biodegradable CowPots™ 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” Square Cow Dung Pots
– 1/3 gallon volume5" Round Cow Poop Pots
- 1/4 gallon volume6” Square Manure 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 Wholesale 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 Wholesale Biodegradable Pots before transplanting them into the soil?
No.Do the Cow Pots smell?
Ha! Nope.Is special soil or grow media required?
Nope. Just fill your Biodegradable CowPots with good quality, sterile potting soil for seed starting.How do I handle the CowPots?
Recently watered CowPots (noted by their dark brown color) will easily tear if you lift by the ‘lip’. Using a tray makes it much easier to move wet cow manure pots. 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.