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POSIpots will be available soon!

We have been inundated with order requests for POSIpots. We have sent a few test batches to nurseries and suppliers promised before the Gardeners world feature. We had to prioritise these as promised, we are working really hard to get a decent stock up together for rolling out late May. With loads of new designs and new products for plastic free gardening.

It has been a crazy few weeks and I really want to thank people who have contacted us. You can email me but to be honest I am off for a week doing plant research abroad and wont be in mobile phone reception for some of it. I hope you can bare with us, thankyou again.

I do own other shirts!
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POSIpot post Gardeners World

the response has been so massive and positive that we have all been blown away. We thought it right just to let you know where we stand.

The reality of POSIpot

It is important to understand the nature of the POSIpot. we designed and made it as a ‘plantable’ plant transportation device, you should not grow a plant in it as it will collapse. It exists to stop plant pots being needlessly produced purely for transportation, we reuse the pots until destruction and work with the adjoining school to clean, sort and grind them down to pellets when they are unusable.

Our customers Love it! We love using it!

 

When will they be ready to buy?

It needs to be said – We face a battle as want to see less pots, compost bags and general packaging produced by the home horticulture sector, we are not ‘on message’. We need to act independently now to bring this simple yet effective device to market so we aim to have POSIpots for sale online by the end of May

 

We made enough POSIpots in 3 sizes we use to take us through the start of the season. As a company (Edibleculture) we grow around 10,000 plants a year. We also plant heritage orchards in the winter which has given us the financial boost to realise the numerous projects we run… compost bag for life scheme, scoop and weigh, anti-slug mulches… etc

 

The black plastic pots we use to grow our plants are all square for maximising transportation space, they come in 3 sizes (we are not endorsing LBS in the links, other plastic pot suppliers do these pots… cheaper)

 

11cm wide by 12cm deep 1 litre capacity – the brand we like is Teku and we still have pots from 5 years ago… so, they last

 

https://www.lbsbuyersguide.co.uk/extra-durable-lightweight-square-pots-v-pp-and-vqf-series

 

A Square P9 pot – 9cm square and 10cm deep with a volume of 0.52 litres

 

https://www.lbsbuyersguide.co.uk/desch-lightweight-square-pots

 

Veg strip 20.2cm by 6.5cm – these are a different plastic from the above and not very good quality

 

https://www.lbsbuyersguide.co.uk/seed-tray-inserts-all

 

We want to produce 4 more sizes some in a round form, this is where we are asking you what size pot do you need? Please let us know.

We are thinking Round P9, 1 litre and 2 litres and another larger square pot 11X11X21.5

 

How much is it going to cost?

Economy of scale is not a sexy subject, at the moment a POSIpot costs about 8p each because of smaller amounts of card is purchased and shorted cutting runs (cutting the shapes out). We are going to aim to sell each POSIpot for that amount with an added cost for label, handling and VAT..we think it will be around 12p a pot. Plastic pots cost around 4p each but the hidden cost is the environmental damage.

 

If it is successful and we produce large numbers, we are going to have a lesser margin and hopefully a small profit, this is going to be ploughed back into our developing projects.

 

We are going to work as quickly as we can and for this to work, we need your support and again thank you for seeing the potential in POSIpot.

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When will POSIpots be for sale?

We are working with our cutter company to pull together a range of sizes, both square and round will be available and sold by the 100 or thousand. We aim to have this up and running in 2 weeks. As already said, the aim is to plough money from the sale of these in to more projects. Thank you for the kind words and support. We will do something better than taupe.

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Things are rolling

Our first full season using POSIpots and the reaction is good, my concerns were around being able to construct the pots in situ but I have found it easy! I take around 200 plants in P9 and 1 litre pots to market and set them up on a table. I use the pots as signs for each type of plant, at the moment I am selling native bulbs and when a customer purchases I have a ready stack of about 20 POSIpots set up and primed with about a small level teaspoon of Mycorrhizal fungi.

The customer reaction is very positive, I tip the plant out over a tray to catch any bits, check the root then bring the POSIpot up to the rootball and drop it in. Its become a instinctive process and forget sometimes how different it is, the process is no slower than packing the plant in a bag like I use to.

When Gardeners world visited I felt really positive that what we were attempting on site was valid, the compost bag for life scheme is working with bags coming back and lots of positive feedback. Seeds and feeds are being weighed out and sold. We worked out that we sold and planted over 1000 fruit trees this winter and this is amazing for us. Orchards installed and happy customers. What more do you need.