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18/08/2014 at 12:07

I've just got my first greenhouse (love it!!!), and it came with a seed rack. I've planted some seeds but when I water them the water goes all over the concrete greenhouse floor. I've now taken the trays off there and put them in a bit tray to water them in… what do people put under the seed trays or am I doing something wrong?

Thank you 

18/08/2014 at 12:12

Hi Claire. With newly sown seeds many people water from below- ie putting the seed tray into a bigger tray with water in it, so that it draws moisture up from below. It helps to avoid dislodging the seed. Other than that, it isn't a problem if the floor gets wet - unless you have something below the shelf which you want to keep dry, or you've got your slippers on! 

18/08/2014 at 13:40

You need some water tight trays to sit your seed trays, onto like these;

18/08/2014 at 15:53

Thank you for your replies - I'm off to measure the staging now as those water tight trays are exactly what I was looking for Fleurisa That's a great website with lots of things my greenhouse 'needs'!!!

Thanks again

18/08/2014 at 16:18
Shiny baking tins are good as trays too as they help reflect light
18/08/2014 at 16:21

My benches have grow bag trays on them, two near enough fit the length. they are about 3ft long and sell in my local garden centre for 2 for 10.00

18/08/2014 at 19:49

I buy seed and gravel trays at the same time to make sure they fit each other. Some brands are slightly different sizes.

19/08/2014 at 00:49
I find large square ones are the least useful. Long ones the most. I also use cat litter trays for some things.
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