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Rootrainers™

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Item # 06196
$14.95
Buy 2+ at $13.95 ea
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No more wondering when plants are ready to transplant!

The grooved growing cells train roots down and out from the plant, preventing spiraling. And you can detach one wall and check the progress of your plants' growth!
For big, healthy, well-rooted plants from seed or cuttings, look no further than Rootrainers™! And it's so much fun -- with this rooting system, you can actually watch the progress of your plants anytime you want just by opening one side of the 4-celled unit! If you grow much of your garden from seed or cuttings, or grow large seed that do not fit in small-plug seed starting units, this is the tray you want!

Each cell of this 32-cell tray is 1 1/2 inches square and 5 inches deep -- that's enough room to let you really get started on a substantial root system before transplanting into the garden or container! Just fill each cell with your choice of potting medium, water in, plant your seed or rooted cutting, and wait. The cells of Rootrainers™ are grooved, encouraging roots to grow straight down and away from the plant instead of spiraling around. This makes for easier transplant and much larger, better-branched root systems!

When your plants are ready for transplant, you will see their roots "trained" along the outside of the cell and dangling free at the bottom, just waiting to take off in your garden or container! Endlessly reusable, these trays will save you time and money as you grow larger, healthier plants, with fewer losses from strangled roots, premature transplant, and other pitfalls of traditional indoor seed-starting kits.

Compact and easy to store, Rootrainers™ are just what you need to grow the garden of a lifetime!

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Restrictions Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, Canada
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 3 Reviews Write a Review
best way to start seedlings
Diana from ID wrote (May 07, 2014):
Since I cannot edit my previous review, I will start another one. This year I started green peppers using 3 methods. The 1st method was peat pellets. The 2nd was jiffy strips with potting soil. And 3rd was the root trainers with the same potting soil used for method 2. The difference is striking. The peppers in the root trainers are much larger than peppers in methods 1 and 2. The roots have filled the root trainers nicely without growing out the bottom or becoming root bound.The roots of the peppers in both methods 1 and 2 have grown out of their containers and into the adjoining containers. So, I am pulling roots apart as I transplant them. The peppers grown in the root trainers are off to a much better start than in the other 2 methods. This is 2 years of testing with repeating results. I will be buying more root trainers as soon as they become available.
Great for seed starting
Diana from ID wrote (August 16, 2013):
I bought one of these this year to try them. They are great. The plants started in them developed great root systems. The depth and the volume of these starting cups provides enough room for a really great root ball to form inside the cups instead of in a mass all tangled together in the bottom of the tray. I will buy more this year. I want to get enough to start all my plants in them. They are sturdy enough to last many years as long as they are taken care properly.
Awesome!
Claire from CO wrote (August 20, 2011):
These are great for plants that really need a good root system to get growing. They don't get root-bound at all--I always use them for my tomato/pepper/eggplant starts, and for flowers that need that extra root space, including perennials. The plastic does degrade over time, but they're reuseable for quite a few years before that happens. My oldest ones (that are starting to really fall apart) are at least 7-8 years old.