We need trees now more than ever. Trees purify the air by absorbing and storing harmful greenhouse gases, and releasing oxygen back into our atmosphere. They gather precious rainwater while their roots filter out pollutants and prevent erosion and flooding. They are precious home, shelter, sustenance, and habitat to thousands of living things: plants, mosses, animals, and insects. They calm our souls and inspire our imaginations. That's why we're on a mission to help reforest the future.
Modern Sprout is on a mission to help reforest the future – for every kit purchased, a donation is made to plant a tree. Tree Kits feature carefully selected seed types that will thrive in most parts of the country. The container is made in the USA out of up-cycled cow manure, which is 100% biodegradable and helps heal nutrient-depleted soil.
The Movement: 18.7 million acres of forest are lost each year. Every tree planted helps offset this loss, forming a brighter future for all of us.
American sycamore seeds sprout within 10-24 days. Trees will slowly grow over the course of several years.
How much sun will it need?
Consider the time of year and your region’s climate before starting this kit. Trees thrive in temps between 45°F–75°F and with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight (an unobstructed south or west-facing window is best). Starting in Mar-Sept will provide longer days and thus optimal light. If starting during cooler months, consider supplementing with a grow light and a plant heating pad to stimulate seedlings to sprout.
Can I put it outside?
Prior to transplanting, harden off tree for 5–7 days by placing it outdoors in partial sun during the day, and bringing it indoors at night. To plant, gently bury the CowPot completely so that the top is even with the surface of the soil. Avoid breaking up or crushing the pot so the roots don’t get disturbed—the porous pot walls encourage root penetration. Keeping the CowPot intact eliminates the risk of transplant shock. Water area to help the tree settle. As a biodegradable planter, the CowPot will begin to break down within weeks of transplanting. As long as it is completely buried at planting, it should be almost completely decomposed by the end of the growing season. The rate of decomposition depends largely on moisture and bioactivity in your soil.