For sustainable farming, landscaping or nursery businesses, these wholesale biodegradable cow dung pots are the answer. Cow Dung Pots break down in the soil within12 weeks, allowing roots to grow easily into the surrounding soil. These biodegradable nursery pots feed the soil and the roots with extra nitrogen and nutrients to encourage healthy growth. As pots made from cow dung, there’s no peat, and there’s also no plastic, so you can truly reduce your business’ plastic waste and get healthy plants at the same time. Cow dung, biodegradable nursery pots also save considerable re-planting time and labor. Woody herbs such as rosemary, thyme or sage love cow dung pots and is an ideal step up planting pot for tomato seedlings. Landscapers favor this size and square shaped cow dung pot for larger plant material as it is the most compact of our line of biodegradable nursery pots and easily goes to direct, in-ground planting. This sized plant container fits 8 pots to Dillen CTS68. Request a wholesale quote today for the 5-inch square cow dung pot.
How To Grow in Cow Dung Pots
Here are a few hints and growing suggestions to get the most out of your Cow Dung Pots and be on your way to a sustainable growing operation.
- Sow or Transplant Seeds directly into the Cow Dung 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
- Cow Dung Pots are fragile while wet, so handle when pot is dry
- Plant CowPots™ directly into the soil when seedlings are ready for planting. Cover entire pot with soil and then water
Cow Dung Pots last for months above ground, but once you have transplanted the entire pot into the soil, the manure begins to quickly degrade. The Cow Dung Pots are 100% biodegradable.
Decomposition of Cow Dung 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 Cow Dung 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” 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 Cow Dung 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 Cow Dung Pot walls encourage root penetration so no need to rip or tear the pot. This eliminates all transplant shock.
Do the Cow Dung Pots smell? Nope.
Is special soil or grow media required? No. Just fill your cow dung pot with good quality, sterile potting soil for seed starting.
How do I handle the Cow Dung Pots? 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.