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People that like to grow stuff in pots, listen up. I have an important discovery to share

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AddToBasket Mon 13-Feb-17 20:45:14

The Ikea plastic shoe mats are AMAZING for keeping and watering seed trays and pots.

So cheap, so sturdy here - £1.75 each and they are really strong. The garden centre ones were more than twice the price, half the size and much more flimsy.

I'm so pleased I just had to share that with you all.

At least I didn't describe it as a 'hack'.

movingtobelfast Mon 13-Feb-17 20:47:02

That is actually great info! Or should I say, great hack grin

sunnyhills Mon 13-Feb-17 20:50:16

Lovely ,that's just my type of tip .Thank you !

AddToBasket Mon 13-Feb-17 20:52:12

Here's the proof. Deep enough for a proper water and strong enough to move with lots on. But (key) not too wide.

AddToBasket Mon 13-Feb-17 21:15:26

And here it is 10 times the price on Amazon.

MrsBertBibby Mon 13-Feb-17 21:45:36


traviata Mon 13-Feb-17 23:16:58

sometimes IKEA have such poetic names... how could this be anything but a Baggmuck?

HaveYouSeenHerLately Tue 14-Feb-17 00:15:59

This is such a coincidence! I need one for boots at the back door and had already decided to buy some for my plastic greenhouse shelves. Great minds grin

AddToBasket Tue 14-Feb-17 17:38:25

Great minds, indeed!

And I completely agree about the onamatapeic Ikea names.

Trethew Tue 14-Feb-17 19:28:35

Brilliant! THanks for sharing

shovetheholly Wed 15-Feb-17 06:54:58

This is fab!

Fedupofallthemud Wed 15-Feb-17 10:56:12

Wow that's a great idea. Actually need for under our shoe rack but will also get some for future greenhouse.

Fedupofallthemud Wed 15-Feb-17 10:57:05

Are those seedlings growing now or is that an old pic??

MaudOnceMore Wed 15-Feb-17 11:26:56

By amazing coincidence, I am going to IKEA just as soon as offspring deigns to get dressed. This must be a Sign.

AddToBasket Wed 15-Feb-17 18:42:47

The front tray has apple pip seedlings, the one behind has rose cuttings and behind that has peas and beans.

Fedupofallthemud Wed 15-Feb-17 22:06:03

Very good! We are just looking at greeenhouses but can't wait to get going

Shallishanti Wed 15-Feb-17 22:11:23

is it much wider than a standard seed tray?

AddToBasket Thu 16-Feb-17 08:04:58

No, I wouldn't say it is a snug fit but there's just the right room to water. They are so cheap I would definitely encourage you to get one and try it one if you are going to IKEA. smile

AddToBasket Thu 16-Feb-17 08:06:35

And those seedlings are growing now!

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