Cow Pots: An Organic Alternative to Plastic Containers
When starting seeds indoors, some kind of container needs to be used and there are many materials available. Plastic pots have often been a choice but there is a trend, especially among many gardeners, to try to be less dependent on plastic. Consider Cow Pots for your seedling this year. Made from composted cow manure, they can be planted directly into the soil. They are odorless, non-toxic and promote recycling agricultural waste. And another benefit is they provide nutrients for your plants.
Mike lives and gardens in a suburb of Portland, Oregon where he has resided since 1969.
He grew in up Tucson, Arizona where he worked at a small retail nursery during his high school and college years. He received his formal education at the University of Arizona where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture, and though he values his formal education, he values his field-experience more. It is hard to beat the ‘hands on’ experience of actually gardening, visiting gardens, and sharing information with other gardeners.
Mike has been involved with gardening communications throughout his adult life. In addition to garden writing, he has done television gardening shows in Portland, and for over 30 years he hosted a Saturday radio talk show in Portland. Now he writes, speaks, gardens and continues to share his love of gardening.
To be connected to the gardening industry is a bonus in life for Mike. He has found gardeners to be among the friendliest and most caring, generous people. Consequently, many of his friends he has met through gardening.
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