Deep Rootrainers and the Rootrainers Racking Station

Sweet Peas can be grown as cordons, or for a less labour intensive option, they can be grown naturally as wigwam grown plants. These beautiful flowers are very easy to grow.

Sweet Peas can be grown as cordons, or for a less labour intensive option, they can be grown naturally as wigwam grown plants. These beautiful flowers are very easy to grow.

Rootrainers and the Rootrainers Racking Station

I love growing Sweet Peas!  Every year I look forward to sowing my Sweet Pea seeds and picking the beautifully scented, frilly flowers that my Sweet Pea plants produce.  For the past few years, I have used Deep Rootrainers to sow my Sweet Pea seeds.

I have used Deep Rootrainers and the Rootrainers Racking Station which conveniently stores the seed trays, for my 2015 and 2016 Sweet Pea Trials.

I have used Deep Rootrainers and the Rootrainers Racking Station which conveniently stores the seed trays, for my 2015 and 2016 Sweet Pea Trials.

My Sweet Pea Trial is very important to me, I dedicate a lot of my time and energy to working on this trial.  Consequently it’s of paramount importance that every product I use for my Sweet Pea Trial is of good quality and works effectively, to ensure the success of my trial.  I sowed the seeds for my 2015 Sweet Pea Trial and my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial in Deep Rootrainers, For my 2017 Sweet Pea Trial, I trialled growing Sweet Peas in both Deep Rootrainers and Maxi Rootrainers.  I stored my Deep Rootrainers for these trials in the Rootrainers Racking Station from Haxnicks.  If you’re looking to grow Sweet Peas, I’d really recommend you try these products.  If you know of a friend or relative that enjoys cut flowers, then these products from Haxnicks would make a super gift.

I have used Deep Rootrainers for my 2015 and 2016 Sweet Pea Trials.

I have used Deep Rootrainers for my 2015 and 2016 Sweet Pea Trials.

Rootrainers are lightweight and easy to use.  The Rootrainers cells fit together like a book, they open and close easily.  As well as being easy to assemble, Rootrainers allow you the advantage of checking on your plant’s root growth as your plants are developing.   Plants grown in Rootrainers are easy to remove when it comes to planting time, you don’t need to prise the plants from their seed trays, or damage your plant’s roots to remove them.

The ridged Rootrainers cells direct the plants’ roots to grow vertically towards the drainage hole. Rootrainers are easy to assemble, they open out like a book, allowing you to monitor how your plants’ roots are developing whenever it’s convenient. I grew all of the Sweet Pea plants for my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial in Deep Rootrainers.

The inside of each Rootrainers cell features vertical ridges, designed to encourage and guide the seedlings’ roots towards the bottom of the seed tray.  Once the plant’s roots have reached the drainage hole at the bottom of the cell, the roots are air pruned.  This air pruning encourages further root growth, which when combined with Rootrainers design, and the ridged interior with vertical grooves, ensures that plants grown in Rootrainers are not pot bound.  The plants’ roots do not require teasing out prior to planting, and the plants establish readily when planted out.

A closer look at the Lathyrus odoratus roots developing inside the Deep Rootrainers. The roots are air pruned once they reach the base of the Rootrainers. Rootrainers have been designed to create an environment where seeds sown in these seed trays will produce healthy roots.

A closer look at the Lathyrus odoratus roots developing inside the Deep Rootrainers. The roots are air pruned once they reach the base of the Rootrainers. Rootrainers have been designed to create an environment where seeds sown in these seed trays will produce healthy roots.

Deep Rootrainers are ideal seed trays to use if you're sowing Sweet Peas. I use the Rootrainers Racking Station to store my Deep Rootrainers.

Deep Rootrainers are ideal seed trays to use if you’re sowing Sweet Peas. I use the Rootrainers Racking Station to store my Deep Rootrainers.

I use the Rootrainers Racking Station to store my Deep Rootrainers.  The Rootrainers Racking Station holds eight packs of Deep Rootrainers over two levels.  The Rootrainers Racking Station raises the plants up, making it easier to tend your plants.

If you’re not a Sweet Pea fan, Deep Rootrainers are ideal seed trays to use if you’re sowing French or runner beans, broad beans, sweetcorn, taking cuttings, or growing other deep rooted plants.

For my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial I used peat free composts from Dalefoot Composts.

If you enjoy cut flowers, I am sure you'll enjoy growing Sweet Peas. I enjoy the Sweet Pea's pretty flowers and delicious fragrance each summer. Sweet Peas are easy to grow, annual climbers.

If you enjoy cut flowers, I am sure you’ll enjoy growing Sweet Peas. I enjoy the Sweet Pea’s pretty flowers and delicious fragrance each summer. Sweet Peas are easy to grow, annual climbers.

Further Trials

You may be interested in some of the trials I have conducted.

Sweet Pea Trial Reports

To read the results of my 2017 Sweet Pea Trial, please click here.

To read the results of my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial, please click here.

To read the results of my 2015 Sweet Pea Trial, please click here.

Compost Trial Reports

To see all of my Compost Trials, please click here.

To read advice on planting up containers, please click here.

Scented Daffodil Trial Reports

To see the results of my Scented Daffodil Trial, please click here.

To read the results of my 2018 Scented Daffodil Container Trial, please click here.

To read the results of my 2017 Scented Daffodil Trial, please click here.

Terrarium, Vivarium, and Orchidarium Trials

To see how my Orchidarium was created, please click here.

To read the first part of my White Orchid BiOrbAir Terrarium Trial, please click here.

To read the first part of my Madagascar BiOrbAir Terrarium Trial, please click here.

To read the first part of my Miniature Orchid BiOrbAir Terrarium Trial, please click here.

To read about the general care I give to my orchids and terrarium plants, and the general maintenance I give to my BiOrbAir terrariums, please click here.

To read how I track the temperature, humidity, and light conditions inside my terrariums, please click here.

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To see my recommended, trialled, tested, and reviewed list of gifts for gardeners for 2017, please click here.

For my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial I used Dalefoot Composts, you can find out more about Dalefoot Composts here.

For tips, ideas and advice for growing Sweet Peas, please click here.

To read my review of Velcro One-Wrap Plant Ties, please click here.

To read my 2016 recommended, trialled and tested gifts for gardeners, please click here.

To read about holly trees, please click here.

For gardening advice, tips, and lovely ideas of what you could do in your garden, or at your allotment, from mid-November through to mid-December, please click here.

To read my review of Felco No. 12 Compact Deluxe Secateurs, please click here.

To read my review of Katie Scott and Kathy Willis’ book Botanicum, please click here.

For more super ideas of gifts for gardeners, please click here.

To read about terrariums and bottle gardens, please click here.

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