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Gail Saito
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Has anyone tried using cow pots for early planting of seed?
 
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Pots, or pats? As in patties? As in planting seed in cow poo? Well, from what I've read, and I'm not sure if this applies to cow digestion as well, but feeding ruminants rough forage with seed in it has ever been a problem to those seeking to use the manure and yet keep the weeds from spreading. I know this is true in some cases of hardy weeds, so I would guess that heavy-feeding plants with seeds that need scarification of some kind could even be fed those seeds, and some would sprout.

It might be too rich for some plants, though.

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Gail Saito
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Actually Chris, they are seed starting pots made from cow manure (saw them in one of the many catalogs arriving this time of year). They are suppose to be biodegradable...you actually plant the entire thing in the ground. I have used peat pots in the past, but with some issues.
 
Chris Kott
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Oh, cool. I have read that some ruminant manure has the appropriate carbon/nitrogen ratio for proper compost all on its own. Let us know how it goes.

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I have been see them all around the seed catalogs too. We used the peat pots for years to send home seedlings with the kids when I worked at a daycare (Mother's Day gifts). Maybe they would not dry out as fast as the peat ones?
 
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