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3" Cowpots, Set of 12
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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.

100% Biodegradable
  • Made of composted cow manure
  • 100% biodegradable

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Biodegradable Cowpots™
 
4.5

(based on 219 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Drains well (120)
  • Holding capacity (120)
  • Lightweight (59)
  • Durable (44)
  • Attractive (29)

Cons

  • Grows mold/mildew (14)
  • Deteriorates/rots (11)
  • Flimsy (9)

Best Uses

  • Growing seeds (157)
  • Plant transferal (125)
  • Outdoor plants (57)
  • Garden (18)
  • Household plants (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (140), Getting started (29), Master gardener (27), Practical (16), Budget shopper (10)

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5.0

The Only Pot to use for Starting Plants

By cmg

from Wellington , NV

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Drains Well
  • Plants love them

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Growing Seeds
    • Plant Transferal

    Comments about Biodegradable Cowpots™:

    These pots are great! The plants love them. You just plant the pot with the plant in it. NO transplant shock! They work as described. I am only going to use these pots to start plants from now on.

     
    5.0

    Perfect for my tomatoes!

    By GinDK

    from Gaithersburg, MD

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Biodegradable
    • Happy Seedlings
    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy Over 4 Weeks Time
    • Sturdy Over 6 Weeks Time

    Cons

    • I Can't Get The Next Size

    Best Uses

    • Growing Seeds
    • Plant Transferal

    Comments about Biodegradable Cowpots™:

    I bought the small 2+inch pots & planted both Sungold Cherries & some Beefsteak tomatoes about a month ago. So far, all the seedlings have grown about 3 inches, getting 2nd sets of leaves, & look very healthy. Now I'm ready to transfer to larger cowpots, but they aren't available! Now what do I do? I haven't found a product similar to these in stores here in Maryland.

     
    5.0

    Awesome idea

    By Sunshine

    from Harbocreek PA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Drains Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Growing Seeds
      • Plant Transferal

      Comments about Biodegradable Cowpots™:

      To start my seedlings, and direct plant, they also have nutrition from their pots.

       
      5.0

      Good product

      By roadrunner02

      from Birmingham, AL

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Holding Capacity
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Growing Seeds

        Comments about Biodegradable Cowpots™:

        Great for transferring young plants to above ground garden.

         
        5.0

        Cowpots for Seedlings

        By GlennPosh

        from Denver,Colorado

        About Me Master Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Holding Capacity

        Cons

        • Deteriorates/Rots

        Best Uses

        • Growing Seeds
        • Plant Transferal

        Comments about Biodegradable Cowpots™:

        Iuse these for all seed transplants. They feed the plants and disintograte fast in the soil,and feed the plants.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excelent Idea

        By The Kielbasa Kid

        from Villa Grove, CO

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quick Delivery

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Growing Seeds
          • Plant Transferal

          Comments about Biodegradable Cowpots™:

          Received as advertises.

           
          4.0

          A great idea

          By Mama Nene

          from Framingham, MA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Nourishing
          • Sturdy

          Cons

          • Deteriorates/Rots
          • Grows Mold/Mildew

          Best Uses

          • Growing Seeds
          • Plant Transferal

          Comments about Biodegradable Cowpots™:

          I love growing seedlings in these pots, as I know that (a)they can go in the ground in these pots and they'll deteriorate and (b)when they do deteriorate, they'll be adding nutrients to the soil. The only problem is, if you don't time it right or if you over-water the seedlings the cow pots have a tendency to get moldy and/or deteriorate before going into the ground. Timing really is everything!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Cowpots are great garden companions.

          By greenthumb granny

          from Seattle, WA.

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Drains Well
          • Holding Capacity
          • Lightweight
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Growing Seeds
            • Household Plants
            • Outdoor Plants
            • Plant Transferal

            Comments about Biodegradable Cowpots™:

            I am not a first time gardener but I have moved to a small apt. in a wet/ cold climate with short growing season. I am using the cow pots to start a few plants near a sunny window. ( I hope to buy a grow light system next year). I am happy with the cow pots, my seedlings are doing well.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Reduce transplant shock

            By Daisy

            from Berryville, VA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Direct To Ground

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Growing Seeds
              • Plant Transferal

              Comments about Biodegradable Cowpots™:

              I use these to start veggies, especially tomatoes and spinach. They are large enough I don't have to transplant once the seeds are up. They add some nutrients to the soil as well. Don't worry--they don't smell. They look and handle just like peat starter pots.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              good product

              By sally

              from eastern PA

              About Me Master Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Eco friendly
              • Great price

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Growing Seeds
                • Household Plants
                • Outdoor Plants
                • Plant Transferal

                Comments about Biodegradable Cowpots™:

                I have bought these twice now.

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                • Cowpots are biodegradable, keeping plastic waste out of the landfill. And they're not only made from a renewable resource, they're taking a potential pollutant out of the waste stream. They're made in the U.S. by farmers, and they grow happy seedlings. What's not to love?
                • Expert advice on starting your own plants from seed.
                • If you want to grow flowers from seed, start with sweet peas. The large seeds are easy to manage and most varieties germinate readily. Plus, the resulting blooms are gorgeous and sweetly scented.
                • When starting seeds indoors, you'll want to use the right growing medium and be sure to give your plants adequate light. But what sort of container will you plant the seeds into?
                • Learn the best way to start your own tomato seedlings. Quick to germinate and grow, tomato seeds are best sown indoors about six weeks before your average last frost date.
                • Learn how to choose the right soil and fertilizer for whatever you want to grow. Our exclusive garden-tested soils and fertilizers are formulated to provide optimum growing conditions for your plants.

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