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Fiber pots and biodegradable planters – real-world results revealed

Posted on: June 25th, 2020

As more environmentally conscious consumers demand more sustainable options in all walks of life, growers see fiber pots and biodegradable planters as an opportunity to bring their inventory full circle by utilizing and marketing plants grown in sustainable, molded pulp growing containers. It’s a unique differentiator in a competitive industry, but it’s not without its…

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Learn from plants during these challenging times for all

Posted on: May 25th, 2020

“What we learn from plants is not always obvious, yet that doesn’t mean they’re not teaching us something all season long.” – Anonymous These are challenging times, where closures and quarantines show no prejudice. Where nature seems unaffected by an innate need to emerge from dormancy and prosper – even in the face of unprecedented…

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Earth Day celebrates 50 years of caring for the planet’s well-being

Posted on: March 27th, 2020

“Earth Day should encourage us to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place.” – Scott Peters, American Politician April 22 is Earth Day, and the year 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of this environmental movement, whose relevance in society has only increased since its inception. Earth…

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Fiber pots are an environmentally friendly and attractive planting option

Posted on: March 27th, 2020

As consumers increasingly look for eco-friendly options in the market, it seems simply “natural” that going forward decorating trends will incorporate sustainable materials and design. If you Google decorating trends for 2020, you will see recycled wood, living walls fiber pots and plants being used as the main focal point. What better way to put…

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Spring Weather May be Slower than the Groundhog Predicted

Posted on: February 25th, 2020

From grower to gardener, everyone’s awaiting the arrival of spring weather and the beginning of a new growing season. We’re eager to slip on our gardening gloves, break out the patio furniture, tune-up the lawn mower and clean out our planting beds and flowerpots so they’re ready for the beautiful blossoms we’ll purchase from garden…

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Sustainable Products Should Not be Discarded in Sealed Garbage Bags

Posted on: January 22nd, 2020

For the majority of us, we’re well aware of the terms “sustainable products” and “biodegradability” – buzz words often splashed across news headlines and advertising campaigns from coast to coast. While we grumble over recurring conversations and debates on climate change, we still try and do our part by choosing to purchase sustainable products that…

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Are biodegradable pots also considered compostable?

Posted on: December 15th, 2019

Today, if you’re in the market for organic herbs you can easily grow on your kitchen counter for year-round use, your local supermarket or health food store is a good place to start. Chances are, they’ll be sold in biodegradable pots you can effortlessly place into a larger container of your choice without ever disturbing…

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A Grower’s Solution to Canada’s Single-Use Plastics Ban

Posted on: November 4th, 2019

In June of 2019, Canada announced it would ban single-use plastics as early as the year 2021. With this environmental initiative, Canada now joins a growing list of countries who are trying to make an impact by reducing single-use plastics. Such a monumental decision has spurred countless questions surrounding what is implied by a “single-use”…

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Protecting Planting Containers from the Colder Temperatures

Posted on: October 17th, 2019

Here at The HC Companies, we manufacture hundreds of thousands of planting containers each and every year for greenhouses and nurseries across North America. As stewards of the industry, we’d like to make some recommendations for your customers at retail about protecting planting containers come the winter. What you may not know is we also…

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The Winter of 2020 Sounds Like it Will Certainly be White

Posted on: October 17th, 2019

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ― Lewis Carroll, author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass While Lewis…

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