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• Unrestricted Root Growth

• Reduces Transplant Shock

• No Plastic to DISPOSE OF

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Features & Benefits

• Stronger, more durable

• Increased water
holding capacity

• Greater root capacity

CowPots are 100% biodegradable, natural, sustainable, recycled and eliminate the need for plastic because it’s the pot you plant!
CowPots allow for unrestricted root growth, reduce transplant shock and break down within weeks of planting. With no plastic waste, transplanting is quick and convenient because it’s the pot you plant.
Established on our Connecticut dairy farm in 1997, CowPots are 100% made in the USA. When you buy CowPots, you are supporting American farmers and American jobs.

CowPots are the BETTER biodegradable pot.

USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative funded a study that found Manure-based containers had nearly completely degraded (88 percent), while straw, wood fiber, soil wrap, peat, coir, and rice hull degraded 18-47 percent.*

Tender, young roots easily penetrate the sides and bottoms of CowPots, growing freely.  This allows for air pruning and formation of root buds. Secondary root development throughout the pot grow into dense, healthy root systems recognized as critical to growing healthy plants

*Nursery Management – Pick Your Pot

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Recently published university study reviewing biocontainers for nursery use, included CowPots.


Do I need to rip, tear or crush the CowPot before planting in the ground?
Definitely NO. Growing in CowPots eliminates transplant shock because when it’s time to transplant, no need to rip or tear the pot. Porous pot walls allow for continued root growth.
How long will my planted CowPot last in a greenhouse setting?
With some variation depending on size, shelf life once planted is approx. 12 weeks. After that time, pot walls may become weak.
How long can I store unused CowPots?
If kept dry, indefinitely.


We have been tagging CowPots on facebook with all the pictures! They have been a HUGE hit, we really can't thank you enough. Kids have been so excited to get to take a plant home.
Nicole ShermanCity Growers, NYC
The CowPots performed exactly as you said they would. When I get them out of the rain, they held up for the summer. I had left a few pots out in the rain and they disintegrated fairly quickly (totally as expected). We did have to be careful about lifting from the bottom instead of the pot edge, just as you described. I am definitely a supporter of CowPots and will encourage their use whenever I can.
Andrea, GrowerThe Hildene, VT
LOVE your CowPots! I'm very pleased so I'm ordering more! Thanks for a great product! Keep making them!
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