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Equipment and tools for sowing seeds

Growing plants from seed can save you money and you often have spare plants to share as a result. It is one of the most satisfying gardening activities, and one you can do either indoors, in the conservatory or greenhouse, outside on a table, or direct into your garden soil.

The equipment and tools to help you include:

Seed sower
  • Seed sowers that release one seed at a time with a release or push mechanism. Some designs can be fiddly to use so if you can, try them out first.
  • Modular seed trays, which come in a range of sizes, and root trainers for longer-rooted plants.
  • Plastic compost tidy trays which give you a space to work and stop compost getting spilt everywhere.


Compost tidy

Compost tidy

Useful for keeping compost contained when sowing seeds, potting on or planting up containers.

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Plastic ball seed sower

Plastic ball seed sower

Squeezing the plastic ball allows you to release seeds one at a time.

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Mouth operated seed sower

Mouth operated seed sower

This equipment uses the suction from your mouth to hold small seeds, leaving your hands free.

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Push button seed sower

Push button seed sower

Easy to use and ideal for sowing seeds up to 2mm in size.

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Root trainers

Root trainers

Modular cell trays that open so you can keep an eye on growth, check moisture levels and remove plants without damaging the roots.

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