Rootrainers

I always sow my sweet peas and beans into rootrainers. Simply fill the cells with compost and push a seed down 2-3cms in to it. More
Original rootrainer set 279031 £9.95 In stock
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Large rootrainer set 420120 £14.95 In stock
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Low maintenance rootrainer set 279030 £12.95 In stock
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I use rootrainers for sweet peas, maincrop beans and peas and for taking all my cuttings. The legumes thrive with a long thin root run and the cutting's roots bulk up more quickly giving you stronger plants. The original and low maintenance sets are brilliant all-rounders, especially good for sweet peas, and the large size is brilliant for broad and runner beans.

The rootrainer is easy to open when you want to remove your plants, and there is minimal root damage. Simply fill the cells with compost and push a seed down 2-3cms in to it. Full instructions included with all sets.

Original Set includes:

  • 32 reusable cells
  • Frame – H.13cm, W.22cm, L.37cm
  • Propagator lid

Low Maintenance Set includes:

  • 32 reusable cells
  • Frame – H.13cm, W.22cm, L.37cm
  • Propagator Lid and Base Tray
  • Capillary Matting, to place in the base tray so you need to water less.

Large Set includes:

  • 40 reusable cells
  • Frame – H.20cm, W.27cm, L.44cm

Advice & Videos
How to Sow Sweet Peas

Sarah shows you how to sow your sweet pea seeds into rootrainers for strong, healthy plants.

How to Sow Broad Beans

Watch as Sarah demonstrates how to sow broad beans in rootrainers.

How to grow sweet peas from seed

Find the best method of growing sweet peas from seed for strong, productive plants.

Gardening at home with Sarah | Top Seed Sowing Systems at Perch Hill

Sarah discusses the top seed sowing systems used at Perch Hill.

Delivery

Hardware Delivery - When in stock, please allow 2-3 days for despatch.

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Rootrainers reviews

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Reviewed 19th March 2021 by Rachel

Really easy to use, will definitely be ordering more

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Reviewed 12th March 2021 by Fiona

I am sure that these will give great results. First time used.

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Reviewed 11th March 2021 by Mandy

purchased these as a gift for a new gardener, included everything they need to grow peas for the first time

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Reviewed 9th March 2021 by Elizabeth

Great design and sweet peas sown. Can’t tell if the sweet tree trainer will make a difference but fingers crossed.

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Reviewed 9th March 2021 by Paul

Very slow delivery. Like a slow boat from China

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Reviewed 8th March 2021 by Lesley

Well packed and healthy plants and good quality root trainers. Kept well-informed re delivery and arrived when expected.

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Reviewed 8th March 2021 by Sarah

These were great for sweet peas

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Reviewed 8th March 2021 by Annette

Not a lot the trainers are useless without the seed ordered to go with them.

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Reviewed 7th March 2021 by Jennifer

Brilliant idea. Hope it helps with sweetpeas

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Reviewed 2nd March 2021 by Penelope

Wish it wasn't plastic and a bit more robust, but does a great job for the seedlings, so I'll be looking after it carefully to make it last. Perhaps it will be recyclable one day.

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Reviewed 2nd March 2021 by Penelope

A bigger version of the standard set, ideal for beans and larger seeds, but I've same reservations about the fragile plastic and taking care to make them last.

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Reviewed 28th February 2021 by Deborah

Ordered items still not arrived

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Reviewed 23rd February 2021 by Christine

These are a really great product & much better quality for the price than you can get elsewhere

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Reviewed 23rd February 2021 by Louise

Haven’t received yet so can’t say

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Reviewed 23rd February 2021 by Teresa

Excellent product. Very high quality. Efficient service. User friendly sly site.

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Reviewed 22nd February 2021 by Carole

So far its doing the job it was mend for

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Reviewed 19th February 2021 by Angela

Arrived today well packaged not used yet.

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Reviewed 11th February 2021 by Julian

Generally good service and some very useful products. Delivery was pretty quick too

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Reviewed 10th February 2021 by Donald

Good product swiftly dispatched.

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Reviewed 9th February 2021 by Angela

Have not received them yet

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Reviewed 9th February 2021 by Susan

Goods I have received are excellent, one item still outstanding.

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Reviewed 9th February 2021 by Christine

Great service and great product

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Reviewed 8th February 2021 by Lorna

In progress product robust

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Reviewed 4th February 2021 by John

It does not give me much confidence in placing further orders

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Reviewed 8th January 2021 by Erica

Not received, no update from you. Why ask how happy I am?

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Reviewed 6th January 2021 by Valerie

Root trainers are very useful when raising Sweet Peas.

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Reviewed 6th January 2021 by Christine

A quality product as described.

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Reviewed 5th January 2021 by Karen

I like the trainers as I have had them oreviouly but this order has not yet arrived

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Reviewed 1st January 2021 by Cathryn

Not received still in progress

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Reviewed 1st January 2021 by Kerrie

Still not recieved item. Customer services quite dismissive when explaining that it wouldn't be dispatched until mid Jan despite ordering early Dec.

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Reviewed 28th December 2020 by Helen

Still waiting for these .....

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Reviewed 24th December 2020 by Lynda

Good product
Late delivery meant I went elsewhere and incurred additional costs

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Reviewed 20th December 2020 by Sarah

Never turned up so can't rate it

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Reviewed 16th February 2020 by Harry

The product I have been looking for, no longer teasing roots out or containers which crumble when you water seedlings

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Reviewed 16th February 2020 by Harry

The product I have been looking for, no longer teasing roots out or containers which crumble when you water seedlings

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Reviewed 10th January 2020 by John

very pleased with root trainers, just what I needed and arrived promptly these will come in very handy for a long time.

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Reviewed 5th January 2020 by Jeannette

Very good service i wil let you know more information when I have completed them to my toilet rolls I use

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Reviewed 8th August 2019 by Barbara

So useful, will be used again and again.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Pip

A good way to start sweet peas off

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lynda

Good.easy to use.sweet peas were only average this year.

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Reviewed 6th June 2019 by Aileen

My seeds thrived as never before

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Reviewed 3rd June 2019 by Natalie

Most of the sweet peas seemed happy in these. Slight cracks after I washed them but I should be able to reuse next year.

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Reviewed 31st May 2019 by Deb

Root trainers worked really well for my sweet peas. Quick delivery and even a basic item like this was beautifully packaged

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Reviewed 31st May 2019 by Mrs Whelan

Really easy to use I have got pots full of growing sweet peas - all looking very happy and healthy. All other plants doing well too - no casualties yet (most unlike me!)

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Reviewed 31st May 2019 by Yvonne

Always kept informed and usually first class products. Waiting for my first flowers

Rootrainers

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Reviewed 23rd October 2017 by Marian Latchman

Root Trainers are fantastic for sweet peas and cuttings. I am still using some that I bought five years ago so although expensive they are good value if you look after them.
I use them for sweet peas from October to march, then for legumes for the veg. Garden in the Spring and then cuttings from late July early August, so they work hard.