Professional Microgreens Tray - With Holes - 30mm DeepMyAquaponics
The Professional Microgreens tray is for those looking at a durable -reusable microgreens tray. Ideal for the more serious microgreens farmer, though it can be used by anybody wanting to grow microgreens on a regular basis.
The professional Microgreens tray could also be used as a fodder tray.
This new microgreens tray has a depth of only 30mm, allowing for the microgreens to be easily harvested using a scissors or sharp knife, so that there is minimal plants wastage. The Professional Microgreens Tray (WITH HOLES) allows for the microgreens to be watered from the bottom via wicking effect caused by the grow media such as cocopeat. Water feeding from the bottom reduces problems that can occur with spraying the foliage of the microgreens (i.e. fungus, etc). The Tray with holes needs to be stacked over a tray without holes, which will contain the water. We have a Tray without holes with a depth of 30mm and a deeper one that is 50mm.
How to grow microgreens?
Fill the bottom of the plastic tray with cocopeat, compost soil, rockwool mat or other grow media. Use a hand held spray bottle to spray water onto the media . Let the water soak thoroughly. Wait 10 minutes and do one last water spray. Then sprinkle the seeds evenly over the grow media (quite an art with the smaller seeds - but you will get the hang of it) . Spray water over the seeds.
When using the Professional Microgreens tray WITH HOLES, you will no longer have to spray the top after day one, as the grow media will wick up water from the tray (without holes) at the bottom.
If possible cover the tray with a piece of cardboard so that the seeds are in complete darkness. Keep it covered for 2-3 days or until after most of the seeds have germinated, then slowly introduce light to it (not direct sunlight as it can burn off the new shoots). Keep on watering at least twice per day, ensuring that the media/seeds are always moist (not water logged).
For bigger seeds like peas and sunflower, let them soak in water for 6-8 hours (or overnight) before spreading them on the cocopeat mat.
Microgreens Tray Dimensions (internal floor section):
Holes Punched as shown below
Microgreens Tray Dimensions (External):
530mm (length) x270mm (width) x 30mm (depth)
I'm using these in conjunction with the Livingseeds plugmaster for seedlings. They are the perfect size, and should last for years. I hope to bottom water using the trays without holes, but have not tried it yet, but I'm sure it'll work.
Trays came within 2 days of ordering. Packaged nicely and seems to be in great condition. I am very impressed!
VERY NIC TRAYS.