I follow a bunch of great green blogs. One being The Crunchy Wife. Well I entered a giveaway on her blog for ecoforms pots and won!!!! I went away this past weekend to the Cape and when I came home the pots were here waiting for me. They are gorgeous and I can’t wait to get something to grow in them. I am definitely going to be doing some kind of hot pepper in one of them, but I am not sure yet about the other. My veggie and herb gardens are already planted, so these pots are definitely for those extra things I really want to try growing but didn’t have the space for. The two colors I got, Mocha and Harvest, look awesome in front of the house on the stoop. My whole house is done up in earthy tones inside and out so these pots were just meant for me!
Here is some info about the ecoforms pots (copied from the ecoforms website) and why they are so awesome!
Original Rice Hull Pot
Made from renewable and sustainable plant by-products, EcoForms are the environmentally friendly alternative to plastic pots. Our tests have shown that plants grow better in EcoForms than in traditional plastic pots due to their insulating design, which leads to thriving, healthy plants. EcoForms pots contain no wood or petroleum ingredients and do not deplete natural or edible resources. When used outdoors, EcoForms pots will last at least five years and even longer when used indoors. They are intended for use above the ground, and show no damage when exposed to freezing or thawing conditions.
EcoForms pots are made from rice hulls and natural binding agents, which are starch-based, water-soluble, and bio-degradable. No pollutants are used or produced at any stage of the manufacturing process. And, because all scraps are recycled in the production process, no materials are wasted. Only a small amount of water is used in the binding formula, and the organic pigments are environmentally friendly. Heat and pressure bind the ingredients to produce EcoForms pots.
Operations and Factory
EcoForms maintains a close working relationship with our manufacturing partners. The EcoForms manufacturing facility is family-owned, and the working conditions are clean, efficient, and respectful of the employees.
Qualities and Specifications
- – Designed to last up to five years outdoors, and up to twice as long indoors.
- – Suitable for all climates, environments and applications where plastic, clay or wooden containers are used.
- – Resistant to freezing and thawing damage.
- – Created with excellent heat insulating characteristics that result in outstanding root development and overall plant performance.
- – Intended to be used above ground only
- – Effective at promoting drainage and ensuring proper air movement.
- – A leading product in the sustainable gardening movement.
EcoForms pots will keep their shape and clean surface until the end of their functional life. Only after they have been discarded into a municipal compost or landfill facility will decomposition take place. They will break down into nutrient-rich organic matter with a PH value of 7.0.