One of Flora Grubb's tips for being a more eco-conscious gardener was to use eco pots. These Cowpots ($11 for a set of 12 pots) certainly qualify — they're biodegradable, made from a renewable resource, and provide essential organic ingredients for potting.
Cowpots are actually made from cow manure — but don't get grossed out yet. These award-winning biodegradable transplant pots are odorless and completely yuck-free. Invented by dairy farmers Matt and Ben Freund, the manure in the pots is dried, completely composted, mixed with natural fibers, and pressed into pots. See what I thought of the Cowpots I tested.
Gardener's Supply sent me a package of Cowpots to try for transplants. I planted Italian basil, blue lake beans, and little gem lettuces in my pots. The sunniest (and only toddler-inaccessible) window in our house is in our kitchen, so into the sink windowsill these Cowpots went. I've noticed zero odor from the Cowpots, even after watering them. And best of all, the seeds I planted came up very quickly, much quicker than the seeds I planted directly into my garden. The plants are thriving, and I'm just about ready to move these healthy seedlings into the outdoor garden.
Have you tried Cowpots? What did you think of them?