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Packaging the Future: Biodegradable Planter Pots for Spring Gardening

by , 03/15/11

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There are a few different kinds of compostable planters; and admittedly, some are tougher than others (I’ve had some types fall apart while sitting on the ledge of my patio after a good rainfall, which made me get them into the ground ASAP) and if you start your plants from scratch, it might be fun to make your own starter containers (read on for ideas) or invest in degradable pots. If you are looking for larger, lightweight pots that sit on your patio or fire escape, there are tougher (but still non-plastic) varieties available. A great inexpensive, biodegradable, and classic option is the always-beautiful red clay planters (you can often find these aged prettily and used).

Poop Pots

I recently wrote a whole post about all the amazing things that can be made with vegetarian animal poop, but forgot all about plant pots! CowPots are made from – you guessed it – 100% cow dung, and have been featured on CNN and Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs”. And not to worry; weeds, seeds and stink have been removed in the manufacturing process.

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  1. biodegradable-pots Biodegradable-Pots September 18, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Great article, i am using the same pots pictured in your article – i have got mine from http://www.enviroarc.net Think they are great, and am very happy to be making my garden and surrounding environment more natural, and able to be cutting down on use of plastics.

    It only makes sense to be using natural and biodegradable stuff while one can, in your garden! So i buy biodegradable at every chance i can now.

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