Charles Dowding Sturdy Seed Tray (CD30)

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The Charles Dowding 30 cell medium size seedtray developed by Charles Dowding and Containerwise (30 cell)
The middle brother of the Charles Dowding range is the 30 cell. With a smaller footprint than the 60 cell but with similar cell sizes it is a great tray for those with a smaller garden or for the plants you only need to start a few off.
As with the entire Charles Dowding tray range, you can use the trays to extend your growing season and grow more efficiently with less space.

Charles has been growing vegetables for more than 40 years and shares all his knowledge for free on his YouTube Channel.
His growing method is based on no dig gardening and cropping loads of vegetables in a small area by intercropping and starting almost every plant in a module tray or plug tray.

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 trays?
– Long-lasting with a life expectancy of 15+ years
– Sturdy and easy to hold with one hand
– Large holes to pop our seedlings
– Roots are air pruned to support branching

Gardeners in the UK can order their CD30 seed trays through our partner Containwerwise UK here

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


Weight 150 g
Dimensions 23 × 16 × 4.4 cm
Cell count

30 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 height

Low tray


Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 2 reviews)
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Best seed tray ever

Rated 5 out of 5
May 10, 2022

The CD sowing tray is exactly what I was looking for. The hard plastic makes the trays almost indestructible so they last a very long time. These seed trays are what you want!!!

Leon Steffens

Top to sow less to prick out

Rated 5 out of 5
March 22, 2022

Like the CD60, the small trays are sturdy and great for seeding. Easier to sow small amounts when you don’t need a large tray, but to transplant seedlings to these trays is quite prickly in size, especially if the root is already a bit longer. Then I prefer the cell size of the 40-cell trays.

Jan D.B

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Charles Dowding Sturdy Seed Tray (CD30)


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