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Propagators and Propagating Equipment

Growing your plants from seeds and seedlings is a fulfilling activity in the garden, and Suttons have lots of ideas to help you propagate your seedlings into strong and healthy plants.

Our range of garden propagators has been specially selected to ensure your plants get the best start to life.

If you have an indoor garden, our cloches and racks will sit on your window sill and protect you plants from pests. Outdoor, we have self-watering kits for all uses.

We also stock a complete range of propagating equipment including seeders, labellers and mini grow pots

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  1. Rootrainers Quick View


    1 or 2 Rootrainers
  2. Bamboo Bell Cloches Quick View

    Bamboo Bell Cloches

    Packs of 3 - Various Sizes
  3. Leaf Green Grow Pot + Bell Cover + Saucer Quick View

    Leaf Green Grow Pot + Bell Cover + Saucer

    Available in 2 Sizes - 17cm or 30cm
  4. Seed Trays and Lids - Windowsill Size Quick View

    Seed Trays and Lids - Windowsill Size

    Trays & Lids - Windowsill Size
  5. Tidy Tray Quick View

    Tidy Tray

    Choose from 1 or 2 Tidy Trays
  6. Fibre Pots Quick View

    Fibre Pots

    Round or Square Pots
  7. Digital Max-Min Thermometer Quick View

    Digital Max-Min Thermometer

    Delivery within 3-5 days Thermometer
  8. Geopod Heated Propagators Quick View

    Geopod Heated Propagators

    Heated Propagators - 2 sizes available
  9. Fibre Starter Cells  Quick View

    Fibre Starter Cells

    Delivery within 3-5 days 3 trays of 12 cells


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Propagating Plants


Possibly the most economical and satisfying way of stocking your flower beds and vegetable plot is through propagating your own plants.

Many plants can be propagated fairly easily with the following being the most-used methods:

  • Growing from seed
  • Division of one mature plant's rootstock to create multiple plants
  • Cuttings taken from a mother plant's roots, stem or leaves
  • Layering where part of the stem is pegged into soil to form roots
  • Grafting and budding where one plant is grown on the rootstock of another

During propagation plants are highly vulnerable and their environment needs to be carefully controlled with the right levels of warmth, light, humidity and hygiene being maintained. This is where investing in quality propagators, seed trays, growing-on pots and other related equipment can be a real bonus.

A heated propagator provides constant general warmth that can be easily controlled. An unheated propagator is perfect for use on an indoor windowsill, conservatory or heated greenhouse.

Once the new plants are starting to establish you'll need to transplant them on into growing on pots, those with an integral tray make life easier as they are less likely to be knocked over and can be carried outside en masse when the time for planting out arrives.

If you like the idea of recycling rather than using plastic then you can make your own pots quite easily using an Eco Potmaker and some old newspaper. Propagating your own plants and making your own pots is incredibly satisfying!