Hello everyone I’m looking for suggestions to help my plants drain like something to sit them on right now there just sitting on drain plates I want something that will keep my plants off the floor so they will drain easier
I have seen some people put wire cooking racks or grill racks on top of their pot saucers. Something as simple as 2 pieces of wood (1x1 or something small) over the saucer to support your pot would probably work also.
It’s funny you posted this. I’m currently looking for something myself. Closest thing I can find are some grates on Amazon. I’ve seen some people with some cool little metal ones. I only want them to be like an inch off of the drainage saucers. Thanks for the post I’m going to keep following along, see what people say. I imagine if you use wood, which I’m leaning towards since I do have some scrap, you’d probably need to put some kind of all weather sealant on it I’m guessing? Good luck with your growing.
Yeah thats a good idea I’m gonna look at some grates like that to use I’ve got a old grill rack that might work thanks
Yeah @neckNflu I’ve been looking all over to find something it’s been a challenge to make sure they drain properly where the holes are right against the pans when they drain I wouldn’t use would because of having to seal it up I want something that’s gonna be as easy as just placing them on it lol
This is what I did. I used the racks off of a storage thing that we ended up with.
Using an elevated rack makes getting runoff much easier than using plant riser & saucer combination. The most common racks I see are wire shelving available at Lowes, Home Depot etc.
If you just want a riser 13" grow pro nx is what I used.
If I don’t have headroom, or want to keep pot off the ground outside I’ll use one of these. They cost about $5 at local grow store and will last for years. Come in sizes for different sized pots and trays.
If I have headroom in my tent I use this system. Collects in 1 gallon pail under cart.
Thanks I think I’m gonna try to do that with wood and 3 cooling racks(I can buy a set from acme for like 15$) that’s exactly what I was looking for for my half organic half synthetic run
This one is a little different. It is part of the frame for a scrog. I had some 18’ garage floor tiles left over.
Again designed for easy access to drain saucer.
Are the cooling rack sturdy enough for the weight of a watered plant?
When propped up with wood I’m sure they’ll do fine if they can handle a heavy cake im sure they can handle a decently heavy 5 gallon pot
would that be a pound cake?