The ridged Rootrainers cells direct the plants' roots to grow vertically towards the drainage hole. Rootrainers are easy to assemble, they open out like a book, allowing you to monitor how your plants' roots are developing whenever it's convenient. I grew all of the Sweet Pea plants for my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial in Deep Rootrainers.

Deep Rootrainers and the Rootrainers Racking Station - Pumpkin Beth

The Rootrainers Racking Station raises the Sweet Pea plants up, which makes them easier to tend.

if you’ve wondered if there’s a perfect time to sow your Sweet Pea seeds, I hope that this article with the results of my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial, will help

Sweet Pea seedlings. I sowed all of my Sweet Peas for this trial in Rootrainers, using New Horizon Organic and Peat Free Multi Purpose Compost.

I sowed all of my Sweet Peas for this trial in Rootrainers, using New Horizon Organic and Peat Free Multi Purpose Compost.

I sowed all of the Sweet Pea seeds for my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial in Dalefoot Composts Wool Potting Compost. This peat free compost is made from a blend of compost that includes sheep's wool and bracken in the ingredients. Dalefoot Composts Wool Compost is naturally water retentive, meaning that your seedlings don't require watering as frequently.

if you’ve wondered if there’s a perfect time to sow your Sweet Pea seeds, I hope that this article with the results of my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial, will help

A dwarf French bean 'Ferrari' seedling emerging. For my 2016 Peat Free Compost Trial, I sowed eight dwarf French bean 'Ferrari' seeds into a variety of different peat free compost mixes. I observed and noted the results.

this Peat Free Compost Trial to test the composts on the market, and see how they perform when trialled alongside each other, under the same conditions.

This Restrepia antennifera specimen has produced a keiki. Pictured on the 16th October 2016, inside my BiOrbAir terrarium.

This Restrepia antennifera specimen has produced a keiki. Pictured on the October inside my BiOrbAir terrarium.

Peat Free Compost Trial 2016 - Pumpkin Beth

this Peat Free Compost Trial to test the composts on the market, and see how they perform when trialled alongside each other, under the same conditions.

A long-term review of the BiOrbAir (part ten) - Pumpkin Beth

I have changed the planting to trial a variety of terrarium plants – this terrarium currently features ferns, mosses, and miniature orchids.

I have always achieved excellent results, growing my sweet peas in peat free compost. For my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial I used Dalefoot Potting Compost, a peat free compost made from natural ingredients, including sheep's wool.

For me, sweet peas are one of the real joys of summer. The sweet pea's frilly flowers have a powerful yet serene fragrance, which gently envelops the garden

During the earlier stages of the 2016 Sweet Pea Trial, the seedlings were dependent on rainfall for watering. I grew all of the Sweet Pea plants for my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial in Deep Rootrainers. I used a Rootrainers Racking Station to conveniently store my Rootrainers.

I grow my sweet peas in Deep Rootrainers - deep seed trays, which encourage the formation of strong, healthy roots. I use the Rootrainers Racking Station, which is a great space saver - it holds eight packs of Deep Rootrainers over two levels.

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