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Charles Dowding Sturdy Seed Tray (CD15) – Expected April

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Last up to 15 years

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The Containerwise® Charles Dowding tray with 15 cells by Charles Dowding (CD15)
Because the sturdy tray Charles developed is loved by many gardeners he decided to add another version. This time he created a smaller tray with only 15 cells. With just 15 cells it’s the perfect seed tray for small-scale home growers. It works perfectly with square-foot gardening and still has all the benefits of the cd60. The cell size and shape are identical to the CD60.

Pre-sowing in seed trays is so popular because you can use the trays to extend your growing season and grow more efficiently with less space.

Why did Charles develop the seed trays?
With more than 40 years of market garden experience, Charles has decided to create his perfect seed tray. Charles is most known for his no-dig vegetable gardening method and shares all his knowledge with gardeners on his YouTube Channel. He is growing and cropping loads of vegetables on his homesteading plot called Homeacres. His main focus is on not disturbing the soil and starting almost every plant in a module tray or plug tray to get the most out of the garden space.

The cells of the Charles Dowding trays are tapered to help with quick transplanting and also have large holes in the bottom to help with water drainage and popping out the seedlings.
They are also sturdy so you can hold your tray with one hand while using your other hand to take out the seedlings. Read our Blog about the trays to learn more!

Why would you use the Charles Dowding module tray?
Long-lasting with a life expectancy of 15+ years
Sturdy and easy to hold with one hand
– Large holes for perfect water drainage
Roots are air pruned to support branching
– Easy to pop-out seedlings with a plug popper
– Perfectly fits in the small propagator (Picture 2) and medium propagator

Gardeners in the UK can order their Charles Dowding CD60, CD 30, and CD15 seed trays through our oversea partner Containerwise® UK here

If you are interested in Charles Dowding’s gardening method you might be interested in his books and sowing calender.


Weight 75 g
Dimensions 19 × 10 × 4.4 cm
Cell count

15 cells

Cell Size (mm)

29,5 x 29,5 x 44 (~1,2" x 1,2" x 1,7″)

Drainage hole diameter (mm)

14 (~0,55")

Cell volume (cm³)


Plants per m²



Recycled plastic

Life expectancy

15 years

Eco Friendly

Recyclable and long-lasting

Tray type

Low tray

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I love these Multi-pots

Rated 5.0 out of 5
February 27, 2024

I love them and I’m in love with them. Solid, made of hard plastic. Easy to use. The roots are not damaged when pulling them out.


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Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 31, 2023

Ich hab schon einige CD 60 Schalen, aber manchmal waren sie mir zu groß, zu viele leere Zellen bei kleinerem Pflanzenbedarf. Die CD 15 Aussaatschalen sind einfach perfekt für kleinere Gärten und wenn man von einem Gemüse nicht so viel braucht. Die Pflanzen fühlen sich sehr wohl in den kleinen Zellen und entwickeln tolle Wurzeln. Mit dem Ausheber noch bequemer beim auspflanzen oder Umtopfen.

Leider sind die kleinen Schalen sehr schnell ausverkauft. Lieber gleich mehr nehmen.


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June 13, 2022



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Charles Dowding Sturdy Seed Tray (CD15) – Expected April


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