WHAT’S IN A POT?

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Biodegrad­able pots of­ten have peat in them. Peat is a spe­cial kind of com­post, made by na­ture, with an amaz­ing abil­ity to hold wa­ter and nu­tri­ents. It can hold sev­eral times its own weight in wa­ter. Peat also stores nu­tri­ents so that they aren’t so eas­ily washed away when you wa­ter. And that means peat is great for gar­den­ers. Plus it’s 100% or­ganic! How­ever … Peat comes from a bog or ‘wet­land’. It is very old, formed from de­com­posed plants over thou­sands or mil­lions of years. Peat bogs are ex­tremely valu­able in our environment for many rea­sons, in­clud­ing climate change. Biodegrad­able pots can also be made from ‘re­new­able’ or waste prod­ucts such as wood fi­bre or paper. Try mak­ing your own biodegrad­able pots from empty toi­let rolls or news­pa­per.

Make your own biodegrad­able pot

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