WHAT’S IN A POT?
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