Made from 100% renewable composted cow manure, CowPots give seedlings a better start. Tender, young roots easily penetrate the sides & bottoms of CowPots, allowing for unrestricted growth & healthier roots mean stronger plants. Planted CowPots breakdown fast in the ground. Composted manure naturally biodegrades quickly, so at 3 to 4 weeks, decomposition is well underway. CowPots are long-lasting before planting seedlings in the ground – staying intact for up to 12 weeks-plenty of time to give seedlings a good strong start. Best of all, the manure in CowPots is a renewable resource, unlike peat which is mined from bog eco-systems or plastic which is derived from Finite fossil sources.