You get both the Home Microgreens Planting and Watering Tray that are ideal for the home microgreen grower. Plus, it comes with the perfect amount of soil to grow microgreens!
The planting tray comes with a pre-measured professional potting mix. All you need to do is use the lid (comes with the tray) to level and tamp the soil, wet the surface, and sow the microgreen seeds.
The watering tray is used to water the microgreens from the bottom.
This set-up is perfect for those that want to place their microgreens on the kitchen counter or a narrow table near a window.
The Planting Tray
The holes in the bottom of the planting tray are designed to absorb water from a watering tray. Use either the Home Microgreens Watering Tray or a 10- by 20-inch, which will hold 3 HM planting trays with room to spare and not damage the greens.
The holes in the tray are also placed to drain water if over watered.
Remember, bottom watering microgreens keeps the leaves dry and reduces 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.
The potting mix is a professional potting mix that is coco coir based. No mix contains no peat moss.
The volume of soil is perfect for the planting tray. If anything, a bit may need to be taken out.
All of the microgreens pictures in this store and HomeMicrogreens.com have been grown with this same soil product. We’ll use nothing else.
Each tray comes with 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 darken the seeds during the blackout period completely.
The Watering Tray
The planting tray is placed 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 Trays & Soil Work Great!
These are the trays and soil we use here at Home Microgreens. They are proven winners!