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Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

At the end of last season Wilko were selling off half size seed tray clear propagator lids for 5p (now 75p each) a bargain so I got 20.   This week I've bought the trays they fit (1.50 for 5) but they don't do a drip tray to match.

  Any ideas to catch the drips gratefully received no matter how weird and wonderful, I use various disused pots and packaging for my gardening needs but am stumped with this one.

The trays are approx. 9" x 7" and will sit on my conservatory windowsill.

Thanks Kitty.


  • Hi Kitty

    You could use the clear prop lid turned upside down. As long as its water tight. I did that last year when I run out of drip trays.

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Thank you Mark.

    That's a really clever idea, wish I'd bought more now.

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Hi Edd

     Would you wrap the underside of the tray or try to mould one for it to sit on?

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

     Edd  that was what I was thinking as I water from below to try and avoid damping off small seedlings.

     I was looking at stuff I already had, supermarket mushroom trays etc and nothing fitted the bill, it didn't cross my mind to custom build my own.

    Thanks for thinking outside the box, pun intended image

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Thanks for the extra tip Edd,  feels like I got a BOGOF there and I love a bargain image

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    Never heard of the cinnamon tip, and imagine the wonderful small in the greenhouse - Christmas all year.  Will certainly try that one, thank you Edd.

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