You get the Home Microgreens Planting and Watering Tray which are ideal microgreen growing trays for the home microgreen grower.
The Home Microgreens Planting Tray has holes in the bottom that force water into the tray when inserted into the included watering tray.
We recommend bottom-watering microgreens; the Home Microgreens Watering Tray is perfect for this task. In addition, the watering tray can double as a blackout dome.
Use the lid as a tray separator or under the planting tray during the blackout period to catch soil when the watering tray doubles as a dome.
The versatility makes these the perfect microgreen growing trays for those growing microgreens for their use.
This setup is perfect for those that want to place their microgreens on the kitchen counter or a narrow table near a window.
The trays are BPA-free, food-grade plastic that can be sterilized in the dishwasher.
The Planting Tray
The holes in the bottom of the planting tray absorb water from a watering tray. Use either the Home Microgreens Watering Tray or a 10- by 20-inch, which will hold three Home Microgreens Planting Trays with room to spare and not damage the greens.
The holes in the planting tray drain water if the microgreens are overwatered.
Bottom-watering microgreens keep the leaves dry and reduce fungus and disease issues. Also, the bottom watering method stops soil from splashing up on the microgreens reducing the possibility of washing the microgreens before consumption.
We highly recommend bottom-watering microgreens.
The planting dimensions of each tray are 7 1/2″ by 5″ by 1.5,” making a surface area of 37.5 inches.
Each planting tray has a lid that can be turned upside down and used during the blackout period to press the seeds against the soil surface.
The lid is transparent, so a tea towel or some other cloth is recommended to completely darken the seeds during the blackout period. We also have tray separators that exclude light and help with germination.
The Watering Tray
The planting tray fits inside the watering tray for a few reasons. First, it stops fine soil that may fall through the holes in the planting tray from falling onto the table or counter. Second, it allows you to bottom water your microgreens.
The planting tray fits into the watering tray perfectly. The planting tray will float until it starts to soak up the water.
Don’t worry; water will not flow out the top.
The watering tray can also be used as a tall dome if you grow microgreens with this method.
The Trays Work Great!
These are the trays we use here at Home Microgreens. They are proven winners! I’m still using some from 2018.
You can get this Home Microgreens Planting and Watering Tray combination with our fantastic Home Microgreens Potting Mix at a lower price than the three combined. Click here to view the tray and soil combo.