Overall Rating: 3/5
Rather disappointing, not as sturdy as I expected. Trays are smaller than standard trays, so waste space on heat mat as well as it would be nice to have a little larger cell for each plant. Also trays could have been made to stand taller so we could use a waterproof tray under it and still allow for air pruning. I am still looking forward to seeing how well they perform.
Deep root trainer
I have to disagree with the first one. Yes they are flimsy but I will be able to use them again this year and have started some of my seeds. An extra tray would be helpful for watering as I have to find a tray to put them after watering if I want to use the cover till they sprout.
Long Time Gardener from Michigan
You get what you pay for!
I would give it a ZERO but not on the rating chart. Flimsy as could be. Maybe get one season out of it. Could not get 8 books in the tray. No water reservoir base unless you use the dome which defeats its purpose for seedlings since there would be no heat or moisture retention without a dome cover. I would not recommend this product. Very disappointed.Gardener's Edge responds: Thank you for taking the time to communicate to us why our Rootrainers did not meet your expectations. We have every desire to address your needs and provide the best solution available to resolve your issue as soon as possible. The Rootrainers are designed to allow for air pruning for optimal root formation. For this reason, the books should not stand in water for too long as the roots can grow in the water and prevent the air pruning process. It is recommended that the lid be removed for watering and placed under the tray to catch excess water. After the water has drained adequately the lid should be flipped over and used as the lid again. This method will provide the best results for optimizing your seedlings root system. We appreciate you expressing your thoughts on this product and will look at how we can better illustrate the details of these products so customers are better aware of how they work and what to expect. At Gardener’s Edge we want our gardening friends to be happy with their purchase. If this product does not meet your satisfaction we would be happy to make arrangements for a return and a full refund. Best regards, Your Gardener’s Edge Team
Monarch Milkweed Grower
Little Flimsy but does a great job
These are great for starting Swamp, Common, and Poke Milkweed as they tend to have a long taproot even as seedlings. With these Rootrainers little disturbance to that root will be a plus. They are a little flimsy so care will be needed to get a long life from them.