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Self-Watering Tray

Self-Watering Tray

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Item# 38-561
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Self-Watering Convenience for Grow Bags

  • Provides consistent moisture for healthy, bountiful plants
  • 1/2-gallon reservoir and capillary mat drought-proof your plants
  • Reduces watering chores; simply fill the reservoir and the plants water themselves!

Place your Grow Bag on this self-watering tray, fill the reservoir and the capillary mat will provide a steady supply of water to plants as they need it. Also reduces how often you need to water. Reservoir holds 1/2 gallon. Fits one Tomato Grow Bag or Pepper Grow Bag.

Product Details

  • Sturdy recycled plastic
  • 22-1/2" L x 15-1/4" W x 2-1/8" D
  • Reservoir holds 1/2 gallon of water
  • Includes capillary mat

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4.3

(based on 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Holding capacity (42)
  • Durable (29)
  • Weather proof (24)
  • Attractive (15)
  • Lightweight (15)

Cons

  • Grows mold/mildew (6)

Best Uses

  • Growing seeds (32)
  • Outdoor plants (30)
  • Household plants (19)
  • Plant transferal (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (49), Getting started (6)

Reviewed by 59 customers

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5.0

Love this self-watering tray!

By Flamingo

from Jensen Beach

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Holding Capacity
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor Plants

    Comments about : Self-Watering Tray:

    I use this self-watering tray to keep plant cuttings (that I'm trying to start) watered at a steady rate. I must say that the tray works great- the reservoir holds quite a bit of water, and the cloth covering wicks the water up underneath the pots, where the plants can get it. When the cloth wears out, I just order a new one. Thank you, Gardeners Supply!

     
    5.0

    Self watering tray made keeping seedling watered much easier

    By Nancy

    from Joplin Mo

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Holding Capacity
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Growing Seeds

      Comments about : Self-Watering Tray:

      Used with seed starting. Made watering much easier.

       
      5.0

      Large and sturdy--much better than others

      By Fox-fyr

      from Gig Harbor, WA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Holding Capacity
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • Grows Mold/Mildew

      Best Uses

      • Growing Seeds
      • Household Plants

      Comments about : Self-Watering Tray:

      I can fit two of these side by side, short-end to short-end on my 4' wide, 18" deep growing rack. If they were just 1/2" or so skinnier, I could fit three of them on the same rack long ends touching, with just a little overhang. They each hold about a gallon of water each, and with a heat mat under them, the water stays slightly warm, which is good, though the mat still feels cool.

      I grew plants in cowpots on these trays and can fit 12 of the larger cowpots (5" square, 4" deep) on them, and they can easily take the weight of plants unlike the other brands of watering seed trays which would collapse under such weight. If I leave the pots sitting for two long, the tray can get a bit of mildew, but otherwise I love these trays. They are a little pricy, but well worth the money. (And when I am not using them, the bottom tray works perfectly as a work station for my son's Lego kits).

       
      4.0

      exalent seed start system

      By driver

      from ewp nj

      About Me Professional Landscaper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Holding Capacity
      • Sturdy
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Growing Seeds
        • Outdoor Plants

        Comments about : Self-Watering Tray:

        have 6 of them now. great for seed start in flats

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Not strong enough for the job, I'm afrai

        By Lois

        from Midcoast Maine

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Growing Seeds
        • Household Plants

        Comments about : Self-Watering Tray:

        I bought four of these to use with my tomato grow bags but the tomato bags seem too heavy for them when filled and watered. They don't seem to hold much water, considering the size of the bag. The filler holes are hard to reach if the bag is large. The grow bags do need some kind of a self-watering device; I'm not sure that this is it. I think they'd be fine for smaller grow bags or seedlings and would recommend them for that. They've not actually broken down so I am continuing

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Love these trays!

        By Julie

        from Billings, MT

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Holding Capacity
        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Delicate Tray Lining

        Best Uses

        • Growing Seeds
        • Outdoor Plants

        Comments about : Self-Watering Tray:

        I am using my grow bags with the watering trays for growing vegetables and fruits on my patio. They have been so great. I did most of the plants as direct sow seeds and they sprouted without me having to worry about it. I check the trays every couple of days to make sure they have water and that's it. I did accidentally squirt the inner liner with a higher pressure hose and it removed some of it, but caught the error and the liner is still working.

         
        5.0

        works great

        By the captain

        from new jersey

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Holding Capacity
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Growing Seeds
          • Household Plants
          • Outdoor Plants
          • Plant Transferal

          Comments about : Self-Watering Tray:

          bought two to use with the standard floor growlight i purchased..water holding trays are heavy duty and the matt wicks up water like a sponge..i have dozens of seedlings growing on them..filled the resevoir with water and it lasts for 6 days...

           
          5.0

          Works great, heavy duty.

          By Jim

          from Ogdensburg, NY

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Holding Capacity
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Growing Seeds

            Comments about : Self-Watering Tray:

            Large size, sturdy, wicks well.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works great!

            By dlgarden

            from Madisonville, KY

            About Me Master Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Sturdy
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

            • Grows Mold/Mildew

            Best Uses

            • Growing Seeds

            Comments about : Self-Watering Tray:

            I have been using these trays for seed starting inside. They work very well. I read a few of the reviews. The only bad reviews were from people who just "didn't get it". They said the design was bad because the mat covered the hole where you add water. It doesn't take much thought to figure out that you just cut a hole in the mat to match the hole in the tray. The only problem I have had was the mold growing on the mats. I called Gardeners Supply and talked to a "tough garden questions" person. He recommended adding a fungicide like Serenade (which I fortunately already had) to the water. Although that doesn't get rid of 100% of the mold, it does help considerably.

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent product.

            By Pg

            from Litchfield County, CT

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Holding Capacity
            • Sturdy
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Growing Seeds
              • Household Plants
              • Outdoor Plants
              • Plant Transferal

              Comments about : Self-Watering Tray:

              I'm a weekend gardener and watering during the week when I'm away is my biggest issue. I found these trays 6 years ago, and have bought more every year. They are far sturdier than the standard trays. I use them both indoors to start seeds, and outdoors to' 'hold' plants and seedlings until planting. I also have an outdoor covered stand I use as a cold frame, and use these trays there as well. They seem indestructible. I cut a small hole in the matting over the fill opening, and use a large funnel when I fill the tray indoors-- no spilling. I

              I've been away as long as 2 weeks and when I get back, everything is fine and growing well.

              At the end of the season I clean everything and put it away. Occasionally I have bought replacement matting, it comes in a sheet large enough for a few trays. I also use the matting under house plants in other contains.

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