Top Trays for Microgreens : Your Guide to Growing Trays and Pots, FAQs, and Choosing the Best! 0
Top Trays for Microgreens : Your Guide to Growing Trays and Pots, FAQs, and Choosing the Best!

Top Trays for Microgreens : Your Guide to Growing Trays and Pots, FAQs, and Choosing the Best!

🌱Growing trays are a crucial component for your urban farm, ensuring an organized cultivation space and facilitating proper irrigation and drainage. However, the challenge lies in choosing the right trays that align with your specific needs. Do you go for trays with or without holes? Opt for low or high trays? What size would be ideal?🤔

To help you choose the best trays for your crop, our article is here to navigate through these questions. We will address frequently asked questions, offer a detailed comparison of trays available at MP Seeds, and guide you in making the optimal choice for your cultivation efforts.🌿✨From this article, you will learn:

 

  • What are growing trays and how to use them?
  • What size of Tray should you choose?
  • What's the right depth for your tray?
  • Does every planting tray require holes?
  • Comparison of Growing Trays offered at MP Seeds
  • What are pots, and what sets them apart from trays?
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Summary

 

 


 

What are growing trays and how to use them?

Growing trays, in simple terms, are big containers where your microgreens grow.🌿 These trays are designed to streamline and organize your cultivation process. Equipped with various features, including drainage holes for proper hydration, their height accommodates a cocomat for sowing seeds.They are spacious, convenient to carry, and empower you to take control of your cultivation.


The trays are also perfect for positioning small pots of individual microgreens varieties. This enables you to cultivate multiple varieties of one tray. With multiple sizes available, they offer versatility for plantations in any space. These tangible features make microgreens trays a practical choice for farmers looking for efficient and organized cultivation.🌾

 

How to use Microgreens Growing Trays?

Growing microgreens in trays is a breeze and brings a sense of order to your cultivation routine.💫 Here's a simple guide:

1. Prepare the Tray: Start by placing a wet CocoMat 🥥 in the tray. This ensures a moist environment for your seeds to thrive.

2. Sow the Seeds: Once your cocomat is in place, it's time to sow the microgreens seeds. Spread them evenly across the surface.

3. Supervise and Hydrate: Now, all you need to do is keep an eye on your crop. Check regularly to ensure the plants are healthy, and provide water as needed to maintain proper hydration.💦

Following these easy steps, you'll find that using growing trays simplifies the process of growing microgreens, making it accessible and efficient for any farmer.

 

What size and Tray should you choose?

Before selecting the appropriate size for your growing trays, consider a few crucial factors:

  • evaluate the size of your crop,
  • storage space available,
  • ease of handling.

 

Take a closer look at your storage area🧐—carefully measure the shelves to ensure easy placement of trays, accommodating all the varieties you plan to grow. The choice of sizes and forms is really considerable, and this thoughtful approach will contribute to a well-organised and productive microgreens grow.

 

"10x20" Growing Tray ⬇️

 

What's the right depth for your tray?

As for the depth of the growing trays, it doesn't have to be overly deep when growing microgreens. A 4-7 cm deep trays works well.📏 Micro leaves don't need much root space, growing to about 5-7 cm, making them easy to cut. If the tray is too deep, harvesting micro leaves might pose a challenge, but it's manageable by removing the substrates along with the microgreens. It's essential to consider the types and varieties you're cultivating, adapting the trays to your convenience and growing system.

 

Does every planting tray require holes?

Not every growing tray has to have holes. Whether they're needed depends on what you're growing and how you're growing it. Holes in trays are essential for draining excess water💦 from your microgreens, but you can also grow plants on trays without holes. They can serve as a base for trays with holes or act as a cover for your crop during blackout periods.🌚

At MP Seeds, you have the option to choose trays with or without holes, giving you the freedom to select the ones that best suit your crop needs.

 

Comparison of Growing Trays offered at MP Seeds

In the realm of microgreens cultivation, choosing the right tray is pivotal for success. At MP Seeds, we've curated a selection of growing trays tailored to meet every grower's needs.🧑‍🌾From compact solutions for urban homes to professional-grade trays, each product is designed with simplicity, efficiency, and versatility in mind.

We provide various types of "10x20" trays. Please note that they come in different sizes, and not every model is suitable for use together. Here are our tray options: 

 

Now, let's check them out and see exactly what they're like:🧐

 

Extra Strength "10×20" Growing Tray

  • Exceptional Elasticity: Crafted from recycled PE plastic, ensuring superior elasticity compared to the standard 10×20 version.
  • Professional Microgreens Cultivation: Specially designed for cultivating microgreens, available in versions with and without holes.
  • Efficient Watering System: Easily create a bottom watering system by combining trays with and without holes.
  • Version: Available with and without holes.
  • Suitable Coco Mat Size: 27×53 cm.
  • Outer Size Top: 55.5×31.5 cm.
  • Height: 6 cm
  • Multi-use: Yes.

 

"10×20" Extra Strength Growing Tray⬇️

 

"10×20" Growing Tray

You can pick the best size for your crop from these trays, which come in two handy dimensions: 59.5×30 cm and 53×32 cm.

  • Professional Microgreens Cultivation: Designed for cultivating microgreens, available in packs of 3 or 10.
  • Durable and Reusable: Crafted from thick polystyrene plastic for multiple reuse, ensuring durability
  • Space for 18 Pots: Ample space to grow 18 pots, offering versatility in your cultivation endeavors.
  • Version: Available with and without holes
  • Suitable Coco Mat Size: 25×50 cm.
  • Outer Size Top: 59.5×30 cm or 53×32 cm.
  • Height: 7 cm.
  • Multi-use: Yes.

"10×20" Growing Tray

 

"10×20"Growing Tray 53×32cm⬇️

 

Midi Size Shallow Growing Tray (46×30 cm)

  • Perfect for Home Cultivation: Ideal size for growing fresh microgreens at home, fitting seamlessly on window sills and kitchen counters.
  • Effortless Bottom Watering System: Easily create a bottom watering system by stacking trays with holes onto those without.
  • Version: Available with and without holes.
  • Practical Design for Tight Spaces 
  • Suitable Coco Mat Size: 27×42 cm.
  • Outer Size Top: 46.5×30.5 cm
  • Height: 3 cm.

 

Midi Size Shallow Growing Tray⬇️

 

"10×20" Shallow Growing Tray

  • Essential for Microgreens Growers: Our new "10×20" shallow growing trays are a necessity for every microgreens enthusiast.
  • Optimal Air Flow: The shallower depth ensures your plants receive adequate air flow, meeting all their growth needs.
  • Version: Available with and without holes.
  • Outer Size Top: 56×36 cm.
  • Height: 2.5 cm.
  • Multi-use: Yes.
  • Material: Plastic.

 

"10×20" Shallow Growing Tray⬇️

 

Comparison of Shallow and Midi Shallow growing trays⬇️

 

This brief overview and comparison chart of our products aim to assist you in selecting the right tray for your plants. In addition to the above comparison, we have also created a table where you will find available trays with detailed dimensions, which you can download and use every time you face the task of choosing trays.

 

Growing Trays Comparison⬇️

 

If you still have any doubts about which trays are best for your crop, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to help.

 

What are pots, and what sets them apart from trays?

We've covered the trays for growing microgreens, but let's talk about microgreens pots now.🪴These are simply small containers designed for cultivating various microgreens varieties. Crafted from plastic and featuring bottom holes, they facilitate proper drainage for the plants. They come in different sizes like Growing Pots 8×8 cm and Growing Pots 10×10 cm, and you can easily arrange them on your trays for a neat and organized urban farm. Plus, using these pots ensures efficient space utilization, making it simpler to manage and harvest your microgreens. 

 

Growing Pots 8×8 cm⬇️

 

Growing Pots 10×10 cm⬇️

 

If you're seeking an alternative solution or require containers for showcasing your microgreens that are shorter and enable the complete display of the plant, we have an option for you. We offer Low Growing Pots measuring 10x12 cm with a depth of 4 cm. Available in versions with and without holes, these pots are ideal for presenting and selling your microgreens.

 

Low Growing Pots - 10x12 cm⬇️

 

But that's not all! MP Seeds has something special for farmers who like to experiment! Check out our Modular MultiPots - 12 pots in one blister.🫢 It gives you lots of chances to plant and try different microgreens. You can easily separate them for individual use, making it simple to personalize your microgreens setup.🌱

 

Modular MultiPots⬇️

 

Pots, after trays, are not only indispensable but also contribute to the attractiveness and orderliness of the crop. In addition, they provide space for experimentation, allowing samples of new varieties to be planted in a compact container.

 

Frequently asked questions

How many seeds per tray for microgreens?🤔

There is no one right answer to this question. The ideal number of seeds to sow in a tray varies, primarily determined by the size of the seeds. A general guideline is that larger seeds, such as Pea Foxy, require fewer in a 10x20 tray—around 250g, to be precise. Conversely, smaller seeds like Rape need a modest 22 grams. It's crucial to consult the specific variety descriptions before embarking on your microgreens planting journey.

To simplify the process for you, MP Seeds has taken the guesswork out of growing microgreens. We provide detailed information on the required seed quantities for a standard-sized tray.

This ensures a seamless experience, allowing you to cultivate each microgreens variety with confidence. 

 

Is it necessary to cover my microgreens trays?

Again, the answer to this question is: "It depends." By covering your growing tray with another tray, you provide your plants with a period of blackout.🌚 In this case, you can safely use a tray without holes as a convenient cover. 

 

Summary

Finding the suitable trays for your own cultivation can be a challenging task given the multitude of options available. Nonetheless, we trust that our guide will assist you in finding the ideal trays and pots for your urban farm, ensuring they fulfill all your criteria. Keep in mind that, beyond durability, the crucial factor is that the tray meets your expectations and facilitates a plentiful and flourishing harvest of your microgreens.

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