But like a giant oak, things take time to take root and grow.
And that is one of the reasons Costa Farms, under the leadership of Maria Costa Smith, is taking the initiative to be more sustainable in all aspects of its operation – from water saving to IPM.
The pot is bottomless – no it doesn’t wear pants! allowing the roots to be air pruned – and the customer to examine them without taking the plant out of the pot. Once home, the pot and plant go right in the ground. This saves the plant from transplant shock and breakage during transplanting and saves the gardener up to 30% of the time to plant it since yoiu don't have to remove the plant from the pot.
According to Bill Doeckel, general manager of Ball Innovations. “SoilWrap offers environmentally friendly solutions to the home gardener. The plantable, printable design addresses the massive landfill waste associated with horticultural plastic - and there are no pots to clean up after planting.
SoilWrap received the highest evaluation overall from a survey by Shelf Impact, outranking new product packaging from companies such as Clorox, Panasonic, Bausch & Lomb and Minute Maid, and wond the 2010 Greener Package Award. So I ask you: How much more for a 4” pot would you pay? 20 cents? 30-40 cents? More than 50 cents?
Suzi, Garden Media Group