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Cool Idea: Potless Plants

Did you know that every year about 80 million tons of plastic end up needing to be recycled? Much of this is thrown away, which is bad news for the environment. At my house, I have a stack of plastic garden pots that have been gathering over time. I try to re-use them when starting seeds, but often times they just end up sitting in the corner, ugly and unused.

If you, like me, are looking for a better solution, then head down to the nearest Home Depot store and grab some PotLess Plants when you're starting your garden. Planted in earth-friendly, biodegradable containers, these flowers use containers that decompose in the soil as the plants grow. Available at Home Depot stores (though not online), this product provides gardeners with an eco-friendly and convenient alternative to plastic trays and pots. Plants and flowers come in a paper six-pack carrier. When you're ready to plant, just stick one — or all six — of the biodegradable containers into the ground to plant. No pots to throw away, no massaging the seedlings out of their containers. Easy as can be.

OChottie OChottie 9 years
I just bought parsley and basil from Home Depot last weekend that were in these bio pots. Very cool, except there is still packaging to be thrown out. They wrap the bio pots in plastic crap that says "as seen on tv" Give me a break! No packaging at all would be better.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
Yeah they made the biodegradable containers on Dirty Jobs once...from cow poo. :) Instant fertilizer!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
I always think those plastic pots are so wasteful. these sound very interesting, though. i'll need to check these out and plant some at my mom's house this summer! thanks for the info, Casa!
okmaebe okmaebe 9 years
Are the earth-friendly containers actually helpful to soil richness, or are they neutral?
SugarKim4203 SugarKim4203 9 years
I think I saw something similar to these on "Dirty Jobs." I heart that show.
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