Starting seeds in recycled paper pots is an eco-friendly way to grow seedlings. Simply “pop” open this biodegradable paper pot, fill with soil, and sow your favorite seeds. Note the variety and date sown in the label section right on the pot.
Recycled Paper Pots
These biodegradable seed starter pots are made from 100% recycled, food-grade paperboard. When the plant is ready to be planted, tear off the bottom of the pot and plant the entire pot in the soil! The pot becomes a natural part of the environment as it biodegrades into the soil, allowing the root system to grow.
Why Use Biodegradable Pots
Using biodegradable pots that are planted right in the ground means the delicate seedling roots are not disturbed during planting. This is especially important for seedlings that are sensitive to root disturbance such as cucumbers, squash, carrots, peas, spinach, beets, nasturtiums, snapdragons, sunflowers and lupines. The perforated bottom on the pot allows for easy tear away and transplant so roots are not disturbed.
Held up well when wet and planted with ease and did not fall apart as I was afraid they might.Linda from PA
1 1/2″ size is perfect for anything you would traditionally start in a 6 pack, including fast-growing plants that you would transplant soon after sowing such as annuals.
3″ size and 4” size is perfect for growing larger seedlings like perennials, tomatoes, peppers, squash, or cucumbers.Recycled Paper Pots 4 inch (4 pack)
from: Botanical Interests
Helpful Hints About Biodegradable Pots
Why is there mold on the pots?
Mold on the paper pots over time is normal and a good indicator of how well they biodegrade. The mold is not harmful to seedlings and is decomposing the paper material, not the plants.
How will the roots grow outside the pot?
The bottom of the pots is perforated and tears away to quickly free roots from the pot. Once transplanted into the soil the pot will quickly biodegrade however, how long that takes depends on the soil type and moisture. Being sure to bury to the top of the pot also helps since if left above ground it can act as a wick in arid climates. Ensuring the pot is moist and below ground will ensure proper function.
Get your plants off to a good start with biodegradable pots that benefit seedlings and the environment.