CowPots actually break down in 1 growing season!
The nitrogen that is naturally in manure serves 2 purposes:
1. It kick starts the composting process allowing CowPots to break down once planted.
2. Nitrogen also attracts microorganisms in the soil to assist in the decomposition process.
“I start all my vegetable plants in these pots. Eliminates disturbing roots when planting. They do a great job and are environmentally better than using peat pots.”
Unrestricted root penetration.
Reduces transplant shock.
CowPots decompose quickly once planted, enriching the soil.
“So awesome to plant a whole row of tomatoes and not look back and see a line of plastic pots to pick up! Totally worth it!”
Plastic Pots are
Made from recycled and post consumer materials.
100% Peat Free
100% Plastic Free
Zero waste stream manufacturing.
Made using solar power & methane gas.
“Want to say what a terrific idea CowPots are!! Congrats to whomever thought of creating this most clever planting tool. Hope more garden centers & plant producers use this product. Made planting easier for my arthritic hands.”
Plant the whole pot!
Nothing to throw away.
Labor savings in commercial applications.
On our 3rd generation family dairy farm, in northwest Connecticut.
A bio pot that ACTUALLY degrades in one growing season.
“Looking out for future generations by making thoughtful decisions today about our resources: land, water, air. Manure is not a waste product on our farm, it's a valuable resource that can benefit our farm and our city cousins when planted in their gardens.”
Change starts with a single pot. CowPots are the eco-friendly, biodegradable alternative to plastic waste. It's the natural choice for seed starting or transplants that results in zero waste.
Our cows' manure is first digested, providing bio gas to the farm. After providing energy value, the manure is delivered to the CowPots factory to be formed into pots.
From our farm fields to your garden beds, our food system and environment depend on building healthy soils that can support a growing population.
Mike Rowe said it best when he was here filming for Dirty Jobs, 'they don't even stink a little'. We've worked diligently to create a pot made from composted manure that doesn't have a noxious odor. Instead the smell has been described as earthy.
The manure is first used to generate bio gas in our methane digester. That biogas is burned to heat our hot water and farmhouse. After it's provided energy to the farm, it's separated, composted and formed into CowPots.
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This summer we created 4 short videos. Sustainability is critical to how we care for our cows, our land, feed our family and nourish our community. Check them out!