Made from 100-Percent renewable composted cow manure, CowPots give seedlings a better start. Tender, young roots easily penetrate the sides and bottoms of CowPots, allowing for unrestricted growth and 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.