This document is a work in progress, but is to give you an idea of when our nursery plants will be ready for out planting
The typical garden center/nursery contributes to the problem of the overwhelming number of single-use plastic garden pots in the United States. Approximately 4 billion plastic pots are produced and used every year in the U.S. horticultural industry, using 1.66 billion pounds of plastic. And only a tiny fraction of this is recycled.
Since black plastic pots are dyed with carbon inks they are not recyclable, black plastic is also not scanable by sorting machines. This means they are a single-use plastic, taking around 450 years to decompose. If you are wishful-thinking-recycling and putting these pots in your household recycling, they are being thrown out by someone else down the line. You can read more about this problem in the horticultural industry here and here.
We recognize this problem and want to be a part of the solution. Here are some steps we've taken this year:
We reclaimed unused pots from an old nursery that would have ended up in a landfill.
When we needed to buy pots we purchased pots made from recycled plastic.
We are trying out alternative pots like Root Pouches, woven from recycled plastic. Also trying terra cotta pots!
We have made a commitment to reuse as many pots as we can encourage people to return to us.
1/2 QUART POT (PINT)
EXAMPLES OF POT SIZES THAT WE CARRY. please note that actual pot and plant sizes and shapes will vary. Plant sizes, prices, and availability subject to change.