Eliminate transplant shock and save time replanting and fertilizing by using these genius Cow Pot square manure pots in your greenhouse, farm or nursery business. In just one growing season (12 weeks or so), CowPots™ naturally soften and decompose in the soil, releasing their nitrogen and other fertilizing nutrients for your growing plants to take advantage of. There’s no peat in these wholesale manure pots, and absolutely no plastic waste to worry about either. It’s great for your sustainable growing business. Dahlia growers love the 6” Square manure pot as well as growers of any woody plant of bushy perennial herbs. These manure pots will last up to 16 weeks above ground and will begin to decompose as soon as planted and covered completely with soil. Request a quote for CowPot wholesale manure pots today.
How To Grow in Manure Pots
Here are a few hints and growing suggestions to get the most out of your Manure 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 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
- Manure 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
Manure 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 Manure 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 Manure 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 Manure 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 CowPots™ walls encourage root penetration so no need to rip or tear the pot. This eliminates all transplant shock.
Do the Manure Pots smell? Nope.
Is special soil or grow media required? No. Just fill your manure pots with good quality, sterile potting soil for seed starting.
How do I handle the Manure 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.