Small Cowpots™

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3” Cowpots, Set of 12
Item# 37-034

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$10.95
2 or more $10.00 each
4” Cowpots, Set of 12
Item# 37-537

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$11.95
2 or more $11.00 each
5” Cowpots, Set of 6
Item# 38-631

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$7.95
2 or more $7.00 each

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Biodegradable, Eco-Friendly Cowpots™ for Transplants

  • Completely biodegradable pots make seedstarting easy
  • Transplant seedlings, pot and all, directly into garden, reducing transplant shock
  • Pots add nutrients to the soil as they degrade

Plants thrive in these award-winning biodegradable transplant pots. Cowpots™ are the patent-pending invention of Matt and Ben Freund, two Connecticut dairy farmers who were looking for an environmentally responsible way to dispose of cow manure. The manure is dried, completely composted, mixed with natural fibers, and pressed into pots. Gardeners love Cowpots because they are odorless and free of weed seeds. Plants love Cowpots too, because transplant shock is greatly reduced. Best of all, Cowpots are 100% biodegradable. They last for months in the greenhouse or windowsill, but will dissolve within weeks after planting in the garden, providing essential organic nutrients. We are very excited about Cowpots, and recommend them to any gardener who wants to increase plant health and reduce waste.

Product Details
  • Made of composted cow manure
  • 100% biodegradable

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:3" Cowpots, Set of 12
 
4.5

(based on 248 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (178)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Drains well (141)
  • Holding capacity (138)
  • Lightweight (78)
  • Durable (65)
  • Attractive (33)

Cons

  • Grows mold/mildew (17)
  • Deteriorates/rots (11)
  • Flimsy (9)

Best Uses

  • Growing seeds (182)
  • Plant transferal (146)
  • Outdoor plants (59)
  • Garden (18)
  • Household plants (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (162), Master gardener (32), Getting started (31), Practical (16), Budget shopper (10)

Reviewed by 248 customers

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5.0

Great seed starters

By Nicole

from Fletcher, VT

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Holding Capacity
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Grows Mold/Mildew

Best Uses

  • Growing Seeds
  • Plant Transferal

Comments about : 3" Cowpots, Set of 12:

The cowpots are great. Start seeds in them and when you're ready to plant the whole pot goes right in the ground. It breaks down into fertilizer for your plants. They have a slight smell when first opened but it goes away in just a few minutes. The only thing to be careful of is over watering them. Too much water can cause them to mold a bit.

 
5.0

Great for seedlings

By kristi4272

from Ohio

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Drains Well
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Growing Seeds
    • Plant Transferal

    Comments about : 3" Cowpots, Set of 12:

    I start my tomatoes in seed trays, then transfer them to CowPots when they are large enough. These decompose better than peat pots (you don' t have to "peel" off the bottom or rip the sides) and give the plants a little fertilizer at the same time. Great purchase.

     
    5.0

    Great for seedlings

    By kristi4272

    from Ohio

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Drains Well
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Growing Seeds
      • Plant Transferal

      Comments about : 3" Cowpots, Set of 12:

      I start my tomatoes in seed trays, then transfer them to CowPots when they are large enough. These decompose better than peat pots (you don' t have to "peel" off the bottom or rip the sides) and give the plants a little fertilizer at the same time. Great purchase.

       
      5.0

      I have bought cowpots for the last three springs

      By old prof

      from Amarillo, TX

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Holding Capacity
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Growing Seeds

        Comments about : 3" Cowpots, Set of 12:

        Transplanting is more successful when one simply places pot and plant into planting hole.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfct pots for my geranium seedlings!!!

        By Pam

        from Easton, PA

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Drains Well
        • Holding Capacity
        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Plant Transferal

          Comments about : 3" Cowpots, Set of 12:

          Gardeners Supply's customer service is the best and so are their products!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product. Eliminates transplant shock.

          By Garden Lady

          from Freehold, NJ

          About Me Master Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Drains Well
          • Holding Capacity
          • Lightweight
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Growing Seeds
            • Plant Transferal

            Comments about : 3" Cowpots, Set of 12:

            I start all my vegetable plants in these pots and then simply plant them in the garden in their pots and watch them grow. Eliminates disturbing roots when planting and decompose to provide additional nutrients the plants can use. They do a great job and are environmentally better then using peat pots.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Easy to use; strong plants

            By Critterluv

            from Baton Rouge, LA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Holding Capacity
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Growing Seeds
              • Plant Transferal

              Comments about : 3" Cowpots, Set of 12:

              Have been using the cow pots (various sizes) for about three years now. The plants (mainly tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers) grow very well in these and make transferal to larger growing pots or the garden very easy. It is best to put these in a tray and water from the bottom. My plants are raised under grow lights until I do the final planting. Using these pots has made final transfer,plus I have very little plant loss. The only thing to watch with these is to make sure you don't let the pots sit in too much water that cannot be easily absorbed because the pots will then rot or form mold.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Praise for the cowpots!

              By Garden Mom

              from Youngstown, Ohio

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Drains Well
              • Easily Planted
              • Holding Capacity
              • Lightweight
              • Nutrients For Seedlings
              • Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Growing Seeds
                • Outdoor Plants
                • Plant Transferal

                Comments about : 3" Cowpots, Set of 12:

                Our garden team loved the cow pots because: the children could easily transplant our seedlings they grew under lights! On June 4, the garden team transplanted the plants in the outdoor Hope for Newport Community Garden with ease. The pots held up to water, were great to pick up and plant in the garden. these plants now have a head start to the season by having the manure nourish the plant. We will order these cow pots again. Thank you Gardener's Supply!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent product from an excellent company!!

                By Kyleigh336

                from Burlington NC

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Drains Well
                • Holding Capacity
                • Lightweight
                • Sturdy
                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Growing Seeds
                  • Plant Transferal

                  Comments about : 3" Cowpots, Set of 12:

                  perfect for transplanting

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great product!

                  By Lisa

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Drains Well
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Growing Seeds
                    • Plant Transferal

                    Comments about : 3" Cowpots, Set of 12:

                    easy to use, works like a charm to start seedlings and transplant

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