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19/02/2014 at 13:04

Hi ladies and gents,

I have a 8cm trailing flower mix seed disc (petunias, etc) that I would like to plant in a 12 inch / 30 cm hanging basket.

Should I plant this disc in the centre of the basket leaving 11 cm either side of the seeds? (thus letting the roots go down deep in the basket).

Or should I cut the disc up and evenly spread the seeds across the hanging basket?

Picture of the disc attached.


Thanks in advance!



19/02/2014 at 13:15

i would think in the centre myself i would be interested to know more about them did you get them mail order , who makes them?

19/02/2014 at 13:17

I would cut it up. Obivously that isn't the point but, hey, that would be best.

19/02/2014 at 15:08

I tried these in pots two years ago, just laid in the centre, and they were really quite impressive. I got mine from Morrisons for a couple of pounds each. I'm sure it would work to cut them up as well, though. One of the pots re-sprouted the next year and was nearly as good the second time around - excellent value for money!

19/02/2014 at 19:20

I tried the veg strips one year and found them really good. Saved on sowing too many seeds and there was no thinning out as the seeds were evenly spread along the strip.Can't recall how much they cost though.

I'd just put the disc in the centre of your pot and follow the instructions..  

19/02/2014 at 19:27

That looks like a very cheap solution Lee. Where did you get yours from? 

Landgirl, I'll keep an eye out in Morrisons 

20/02/2014 at 05:53
I got them from poundland. They are by Beautiful Garden. There are also some on eBay.

The instructions are good but there is no advice regarding basket size or positioning.

But with the advice on here I'll plant one 8cm disc in the middle of the 12 inch basket and see if it fills out and trails

Thank you.

20/02/2014 at 07:19

Thanks Lee. Good luck 

20/02/2014 at 07:38

Bumping up above the spam

20/02/2014 at 10:42

ooo this looks interesting, 

so how long would these take to grow into flowers?

20/02/2014 at 21:33

If anyone is looking for seed discs, aldi has some next week (27th) along with other gardening bits and pieces.

20/02/2014 at 22:03

Thanks Bex 

16/04/2014 at 07:36

puond stretcher do them as well.. £2.49 for pack of 2 discs...cheaper than buying plants.. my first attemt with them so not sure how good yet


22/11/2015 at 22:11

Hello I am from Montevideo Uruguay, is there any possibility for you to export. Me email is

I am looking to import disc herbs because we dont have any locally, and it would be a perfect product for us to offer in our family kit grower that we sell.


Best regards and congratulaitons


madelon oddo

23/11/2015 at 07:42

Hello Madelon

This is an advice forum attached to a gardening magazine.  We do not manufacture or supply any seeds.

Best wishes - I hope you find what you're looking for.


23/11/2015 at 08:46

Madelon, you could try these people, they export all over the world.

Good luck.


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