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Watering trays on a seed rack

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?

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,844

    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! image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

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

  • ClaireFClaireF Posts: 2

    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 image That's a great website with lots of things my greenhouse 'needs'!!!

    Thanks again

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Shiny baking tins are good as trays too as they help reflect light image
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190

    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

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

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

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    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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