Fill your wool pot with seed raising mix or soil and sow seed(s) or transplant small seedlings as you normally would.
More plants, less plastic!
How to use
Place in a sheltered spot and water as usual.
When your plant is big enough or when its roots start poking through, your plant and wool pot is ready to go in the ground. Dig a hole and bury deeply.
Your plant will grow whilst the wool pot completely breaks down in the soil over 5-13 weeks. Magic!
Why wool matters
Because wool is an entirely natural organic product, when it makes contact with bacteria and fungi in the soil it completely breaks down, leaving no trace! As wool decomposes it releases essential nutrients back to the soil, like a slow release fertiliser. This is one of the reasons why sheep pellets (made from wool dags) are such a widely used plant fertiliser. These nutrients include nitrogen, sulphur, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium, all of which are essential for healthy plant growth.
Wool is a truly natural, renewable and sustainable fibre, being able to completely break down and return to the Earth – unlike synthetic fibres that are extremely slow to degrade and contribute significantly to microplastic pollution and over flowing landfills. Quite simply, as long as there is grass to eat, sheep will continue to produce wool, and when it returns to the earth it will completely break down, releasing nutrients and completing the cycle. It doesn’t get more sustainable, renewable or natural than that.