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Watering can that won’t drown seedlings and plants

I’ve been using a watering can and have found that the water seems to gush out. It can result in too much water flooding into containers. I understand that of course the water pressure when the can is tipped will force the water out but I can’t help hoping that some watering cans will give a finer spray. Does anyone have any ideas? I’ve heard of Haws cans (and have seen the prices!), I know they have a good reputation. Do they have a finer spray than average? Can you recommend any other cans please?

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You can usually buy individual roses for cans in GCs and diy stores. They’re often rubber and will fit almost any watering can. A fine rose is perfect for little seedlings. I used to have a few different ones although they’ve been lost over the years.

It’s a place where beautiful isn’t enough of a word.

you need a rose on the end of the can (term for a sprinkler) and one if possible that is sort of up side down as this gives a gentle spray of water instead of a harsh splosh.

If you mean the bulb-type attachment (standard fitting on most cans) there’s a rose on there already. I’ll see if I can find a replacement that looks finer.

Okay, I found a replacement rose (extra fine) but have read reviews on Amazon which say that the plate isn’t sealed so the water drips from around the edge of the plate which results in flooding seedlings. The rose is by Haws, the Amazon reviews are here:

What now?! Is this a common problem with roses?

It can be a problem. Perhaps you could keep a small cheap watering can – supermarkets do them for a few quid – and tape a fine rose on with duct tape to hold it in place and keep just for seedlings. The ones made from rubber are usually better as they’re tight. Perhaps so many people use a hose with those multi head sprayers that old fashioned watering cans are being used less.

Who’d have though watering could be so complex! Maybe we could invent a really good one and patent it pariate?

It’s a place where beautiful isn’t enough of a word.

Hi all I’ve been using a watering can and have found that the water seems to gush out. It can result in too much water flooding into containers. I understand that of course the water pressure when the can is tipped will force the water out but I can’t help hoping that some watering cans will give a finer spray. Does anyone have any ideas? I’ve heard of Haws cans (and have seen the prices!), I know they have a good reputation. Do they have a finer spray than average? Can you recommend any other cans please?