|Tuesday Products: "Green" Garden Pots|
|Written by Heleigh Bostwick Tuesday, 16 October 2012|
Unless you propagate everything yourself, you've probably got an abundance of plastic flowerpots in your garden shed or garage. And, despite the numerous pots in various sizes that you have on hand, it's inevitable that you don't have the size you need or want to transplant your newest prized possessions, so you need to buy more plastic flowerpots.
Plastic flowerpots are often the bane of sustainable gardeners, which is why it's great that alternatives are now available. Most flowerpots are made from polypropylene (the same stuff yogurt containers are made from), which is not accepted by recycling centers, although they can be reused of course. That's why it's nice to see plastic-free alternatives available now.
EcoForms makes their line of biodegradable long lasting, durable, and lightweight pots out of grain by-products such as rice hulls and other renewable grain husks. You can buy
Most seed starter pots are made from paper pulp, sometimes recycled, often times not. If you're looking for an alternative try CowPots (pictured above). Cow pots are a plastic-free alternative that is made from 100% composted, dried, odor-free, and compressed cow manure and are perfect for seed starters and later for transplanting. As expected they are completely biodegradable while adding nutrients to the soil.
Photo source: www.freundsfarmmarket.com