Cow Pies to Cow Pots
March has arrived and it could be time to start growing seedlings in anticipation for the beginning of spring. Starting your seeds indoors can be a perfect way of making the most of the growing season that starts in April. The Liquid Fence Company has created a new product for starting seeds, and the product is constructed of 100% natural cow manure.
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The CowPots are fantastic because they are a) odorless b) roots will grow right through the pot c) the manure gradually breaks down and fertilizes the soil around the plant d) you can plant the pot directly in the garden and avoid transplantation shock that can slow down or kill your plants e) they are good for the planet because they make constructive use of cow manure, one of the leading sources of methane release, a global warming gas.
When you start seeds indoors, there are a few things to keep in mind.
1) Make sure you control the temperature in the room you are growing in. Each type of seed has a range of temperatures that are good for it.
2) Get a timer for your grow lights so you can schedule when they turn on. This will help your seedlings grow at the right pace. Sometimes if you leave the lights on nonstop during the vegetative cycle, the plant grows faster than nature intended and the plant simply falls over.
3) Setup a small fan nearby your growing area, and have a gentle breeze blowing over your seedlings when they have sprouted. It is good to have the fan set to oscillate, so that it best simulates the weatherizing actions of nature.
4) Water the seedlings with a misting spray bottle, this will simulate the natural action of rain, further increasing the resilience of your plants.
For the visually centered person, here are some directions for using CowPots.
For more coverage of The Liquid Fence Company [www.liquidfence.com], their CowPots [www.cowpots.com], and more products for gardening professionals, you can visit their websites by clicking above or you can read about their company origins in this New York Times Article – “From Tons of Manure, a Growth Industry” [www.nytimes.com].