Root trainers

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Rootrainers provide the perfect start for seeds, seedlings, plugs and cuttings, especially those plants that need deep root runs or are sensitive to root disturbance. They encourage optimum root formation promoting strong, straight roots which help give the plants a better start when transplanted. Also the rectangular shape of each plant cell has a greater surface area and each cell is grooved which encourages more roots to develop on the outside of the plug.

Our 32 cell pack contains instructions, 32 resusable cells that are 12cm deep. It also comes with a black plastic holding tray to keep your cells upright, and a clear plastic lid, which has a dual use. Either use it as a cover to keep your seeds warm during propagation, or turn it upside down and use it as a water reservoir. Rootrainers are ideal for sweet peas, all perennial flowers and deep rooted vegetables and fruit, such as runner beans and strawberries.

Our double pack (64 cells) contains instructions, 64 resusable cells that are 12cm deep plus 2 black holding trays and 2 clear lids/water reservoirs.

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Root trainers
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Drains well (4)
  • Holding capacity (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Growing seeds (4)
  • Plant transferal (3)

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5.0

Exalent product

By Lewis

from Oswestry

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Drains Well
  • Holding Capacity
  • Works Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Growing Seeds
    • Plant Transferal

    Comments about Root trainers:

    Really useful product that really works

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Experienced
     
    5.0

    I would recommend this product

    By Grayo Greenfingers

    from Pembs

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Drains Well
    • Holding Capacity

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Growing Seeds
      • Plant Transferal

      Comments about Root trainers:

      Deep Root Trainers are easy to construct, hold ample growing medium for at least 6 weeks growth, provide excellent drainage, make transplanting easy without disturbing the roots, and provide more plants for a given area of space in a propagator.
      I found they dispensed with the need to separate and transplant tomato seedlings, reducing disturbance. Simply fill to 2/3 and sow a seed, and top up with soil around the seedling later.

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Experienced
       
      3.0

      Pretty good

      By jn

      from North East

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Root trainers:

      Good idea and works well provided I tie string round the root trainers to stop them springing apart once filled with compost.

       
      4.0

      The only way to sow sweet peas

      By None such

      from Towcester, Northants

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Drains Well
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Growing Seeds

      Comments about Root trainers:

      Simplicity itself, rooted seedlings easily removed and planted on. Remaining seedlings are not damaged in the process. I've had mine for three years now.

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Experienced

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Especially good for sweetcorn

      By Vi

      from Telford

      Pros

      • Drains Well
      • Holding Capacity
      • Make

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Growing Seeds
        • Plant Transferal

        Comments about Root trainers:

        Makes handling young seedlings very easy, minimises root damage during potting on process and promotes health root growth.

        • Your Gardening Experience:
        • Experienced

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        • Q:

          I am a novice gardener and know nothing about growing plants from seed so have a number of questions!

          When do you put the seedlings in the Root Trainer? Are they planted in the cells as seeds (if so how many seeds should be put in each cell) or transferred there after sprouting in little pots somewhere else?

          When in the Root Trainer, should they be in a cold frame until ready to be planted in the ground or are they okay some place outside and sunny?

          Is the Root Trainer easy enough to use for a first time seed grower?

          Many thanks
          Asked on 20/10/2015 by Stargirl from United Kingdom

          1 answer

          • Plant Doctor

            A:

            Hello,

            Root trainers are essentially pots with ribbed sides, so they are just as easy to use and you can sow your seeds straight into them. How many seeds you sow in each will depend on what you are sowing, but as a very general rule I would recommend planting two in each so you will have a backup if one dies off.

            As for whether or not they need to go into a cold frame, this again will depend on what you are growing as some of the seedlings will need protection while others wont. It is important therefore to follow the instructions on the seed packet carefully.

            Answered on 21/10/2015 by Helen from crocus
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        Planting peas

        There is more than one way to plant a pea.Anyway, so I was sowing my peas the other day, for it March and therefore time to get one of my favourite crops in the ground. I grow lots of different kinds: an early type – ‘Meteor’ this year, but it could j

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