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Brodheadsville, PA, United States, 2009/03/13 - New CowPots deliver a green alternative for starting healthier, stronger plants.
CowPots won the Mail Order Gardening Association's Green Thumb Award and Joe Lamp'ls (of DIY's "Fresh from the Garden" and PBS's "GardenSmart") Best of the Must-Haves for 2008!
This spring, get your plants off to a quick and healthy start with all natural CowPots™, a new manure-fiber based growing pot made from – you guessed it – composted cow manure from a family farm in Connecticut.
The 100% biodegradable pots are planted directly in the ground and bypass the need to remove your seedlings from plastic pots. Ripping them out from containers disturbs the roots and often leads to transplant shock, and can set them back two weeks.
Plus, Cow Pots allow tender, young roots to easily grow out the sides and bottoms and prevents the plant from getting root bound. This allows for unrestricted growth of the roots and produces healthier, stronger plants.
CowPots are ideal starter pots for seeds or young seedlings because plants mature and fruit earlier and don’t slow down once transplanted. Best of all, they last for months in the greenhouse or windowsill, and dissolve within weeks after planting in the garden.
The invention of necessity, CowPots were created by brothers Matt and Ben Freund on their dairy farm in the sleepy northwest hills of Connecticut. “What started as an idea over eight years ago around our kitchen table- on how to turn cow manure into pots - has turned into these really beneficial pots you plant,” explains Matt Freund.
The manure is dried, completely composted, mixed with natural fibers and pressed into pots. Once planted, it attracts earthworms and is good for the garden soil overall. And unlike peat, which is mined from bog eco-systems, or plastic which is derived from finite fossil sources, cow manure is a renewable resource.
The production process eliminates weed seeds as well as pathogens and offensive odors. The liquid goes back to the field to grow next year’s crops which feed the cows, who make the pots.
“We’re protecting the environment by turning brown into the new green,” says Freund.
Made in the U.S., CowPots are available retail in 3” and 4” pots in packs of 12 or in bulk for wholesale or commercial use. Ask for them at home and garden retailers across the country, online, or call 1-800-923-3623.