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Do you like them? Aren't they supposed to deteriorate because ours never do. We planted all our garden veggies in them this year and the carrots grew into each other from the peat pot. Not impressed at all. My indoor herbs are dying too because the peat pot won't break open or anything. Next year we're simply putting the seeds in the ground.
I should go check if mine did because I'm not sure. I started a bunch of stuff inside from seed in them, they worked very well as far as that goes but I have no idea how long it's supposed to take them to break down once in the soil.
Steph mom to Ayla and Elizabeth
I always use peat pots to start my plants inside from seed but I always remove the pot before planting them in the ground. I have always thought it was better for the plant that way, the roots don't have to fight to get through the pot and into the soil.
I think next year we will remove the entire thing, see how they do then.
When you remove them you'll want to softly squeeze the sides to loosen it up. When removing the pot be sure to be careful not to tear the roots that have grown into the pot. When I planted this year I had to leave pieces of the pot on the roots because they had started growing through so I thought it would be better to just leave that small piece of the pot rather than to tear the roots.