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Increase your windowsill growing space - tip :-)

Just wanted to share a little hack I proudly invented last weekend for increasing windowsill space - ikea variera shelf inserts £2 each, one upside down on top of the other effectively doubles your space - you can screw the legs together so very sturdy - no ikea nearby or id have it running all the way along the window, but in case it helps anyone running out of windowsills for seedlings! :-:smile:


  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 9,804
    Clever 👍🏻  Love to see windowsills bursting with life 🌱🌱🌱
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  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,009
    Great idea @fizzwhizz 😃
  • fizzwhizzfizzwhizz Posts: 94
    thanks i was pleased when i thought of it although expect there is a cheaper way to do it :-) just wanted to contribute something as i am always getting advice from everyone on here but not really providing anything in return except a lot of smiley faces and "thank you"s! :-)
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 3,778
    Good idea FW, maybe I can reclaim just enough of the dining table to eat my breakfast now! 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,904
     Brilliant idea,   I always use the veg/meat supermarket trays as well. 
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  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 1,503
    What a good idea. So neat and tidy. Doesn't sound that expensive. 
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  • fizzwhizzfizzwhizz Posts: 94
    hi Fran, yes i need to start doing that!  :D:D:D
  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 1,503
     You have started now  :) Also if you are on a laptop on "edit" you have an even wider choice but maybe you already know that. I am just a learner.
  • HazybHazyb Posts: 329
    Great tip. Looks like it would take a makeshift shelf across the middle too for smaller pots. 

    I’ve been looking for ways to utilise more of the window sill as mine are narrow but don’t want something ugly. I like what you have done. 
  • fizzwhizzfizzwhizz Posts: 94
    Glad its helpful @Hazyb :) - yes i am the same, i want it to look nice if i am going to be blocking the window but pinterest only yielded expensive contraptions which i have not the time / money / wish to drill into my walls for :) the smaller shelf, the ikea shelves are only about 16cm high so just one blocks a bit too much light / leaves on the seedlings i found which is why i went for the doubled up option - the pots in my picture are 7.5cm ones if that helps
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