Other gifts may last longer, but Rosso’s International’s 100% biodegradable bamboo pot is still my favorite gift this season – so much so that I’m keeping this one for myself. It’s an attractive, inexpensive and eco-friendly planter. Consider it a longer lasting peat pot.
Depending on where you keep the pot – inside or out – cracks will start to appear in two to three years. At that point you have two options – throw it out or bury it with whatever is planted inside. Either way – landfill or garden bed – the pots decompose within three to six months. But you may as well plant them because while the pot breaks down, it also acts as a fertilizer. The pots are made from natural materials, mainly bamboo husks. So while they have the look, feel and utility of heavy-duty plastic, they leach nutrients instead of chemicals. So far, so good, but it’ll be a few years before I can write my follow-up post.