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    Hi All,

    What seed trays do you all use?

    I seem to buy seed trays every year or so. I cannot find any sturdy trays, does anyone have any ideas where to get some?

    Thanks in advance

    Duvy

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    I use these from Wilk0s
    https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-pr...38cm/p/6318740
    and the identical gravel tray (without holes) https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-bl...38cm/p/6316340 for seedlings in pots.

    I've had them for years and they're fine.
    The cheap, flimsy, flexible seed trays and modules are useless.
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    The only dirt cheap ones I've bought and actually quite like, are rectangular modules with propagator lids from B&M for a couple of quid and they've lasted surprisingly well. They are very small modules though.

    I use the same as VC too, as they're larger and keep well.
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    Yup. Willkos more expensive trays are worth the outlay...
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    I'm another one who buys the same trays as VC.
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    I can't remember when I last used a seed tray. I tend to sow in pots as I only want a small number of plants - you can easily raise 12 lettuce seedlings in a 3 inch pot. I then pot them on into either individual pots or modules.

    I find most modules infuriating, but last year I discovered these https://www.amazon.co.uk/Garland-Cel...ed+success+kit which are sturdy and very good. I have the 12 cell ones which are more expensive per cell, but fit nicely on a windowsill. They have larger holes in the bottom than the normal cells and it is reasonably easy to push the plants out by poking a pencil or stick through the bottom (the suggested method of using the insert upside down to push the plants out didn't work very well).
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    If I'm sowing small seed I usually use either old plastic trays that had veg or ice cream in, or may be just a plastic pot.

    For larger stuff like peas or beans I use wooden trays. I make them out of recycled pallet wood and old scavenged plywood. I prefer them to plastic trays as I can make them deeper and with built in handles - I also use them for apple storage in the Autumn. I also use plastic troughs of the sort some people use for window boxes, but I only have a couple of those.
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    I use old fruit punnets from the supermarket. They have good size holes and because they've had bigger fruit in like 6 pack of nectarines or similar they are deepish so great for peas and beans.

    I reuse bigger taller pots for leeks as can leave them to get long roots nicely without having to pot on. It lasts until I'm ready to plant out.

    Trying to use any plastic from the house where I can as seed trays but failing that old pots.
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