Choosing the best garden tray for growing cat grass
Growing a cat grass bed or any type of seedling is not rocket science, but in order to grow your seeds effectively, you need the right tools for the job. One thing you’ll want to do right from the beginning is to choose the best garden tray for growing your seedlings. First, if you’re looking to get repeated use out of your garden tray, you’ll want something strong and durable that will last for several seasons. There are a lot of flimsy, fragile trays on the market and if you choose the wrong one, you may only get one or two uses out of it—which can be costly in the long run.
Secondly, you’ll need to decide whether or not you need drainage holes. When water in the soil drains, it gives the roots of your plant air to breath. Not all seeds have to be regularly drained, but most roots thrive better when they are not sitting in stagnate water. For the purpose of growing cat grass, holes are a plus, but not always necessary since you’ll be using minimal water. If you do choose a tray with drainage holes, you’ll need to place a pan underneath to catch the water that drains out. There are other concerns such as size, color, labeling and whether or not it’s made out of eco-friendly material. All of which are considerations according to your needs.
In the effort to help point you in the right direction, below is a brief list of garden trays that will get you started on your search.
7. Seattle Hill, 1020 Trays
Here is a 1020 garden tray from Seattle Hill that is ideal for wheatgrass, seedlings and micro-greens. The size is 21.25” x 11” x 2.5” and has no drain holes. It’s eco friendly so they can easily be recycled. The thickness is 2.2mm for a commercial grade strength. It comes with tags for labeling purposes and has a two year warranty.
4. Bootstrap Farmer,
This clear plastic humidity dome is a great starter for the germination of seeds. It holds in moisture after you’ve planted your seeds and—if you’re growing cat grass—can help with keeping you’re cat away until the grass completely grows. It fits perfectly on any flat 10”x 20” garden tray and is 6” tall. This dome has a vent that is simple to adjust and a handle that is just as easy to hold. It’s highly durable and is designed to last for several seasons.
3. Bootstrap Farmer,
Multi-Color Extra Strength
The great thing about these trays are that they’re multi-colored. With multi-colored garden trays, you can clearly and instantly distinguish between the different seeds that you’re growing. The tray size is 21.25″ x 11.25″ x 2.5” and they come in blue, pink and fluorescent green. These trays are strong and durable, meant to be used for several seasons and come with a one year warranty.
2. Bootstrap Farmer,
White Extra Strength 1020 Trays
If you’re not interested in multi-colored garden trays and just want to keep it simple, you might want to try these white trays. They have drainage holes and are strong, durable containers that come with a one year guarantee. It’s made from polypropylene which repels leaches. It’s perfect for fodder, wheatgrass, micro-greens and humidity domes.
1. Bootstrap Farmer,
Extra Strength Trays Without Holes
If you want to use your tray more than a few times, then this is the tray for you. This tray is a durable, extra strength container that is made without drain holes. It can hold heavy loads without bending, cracking or breaking. It comes with a two year guarantee, but is meant to last much longer. This tray is great for growing wheatgrass, fodder, hydroponic systems, sprouting, soil blocks, heat mats and micro-greens. If you’re looking for a tray that will last the whole season and beyond then look no further.
In conclusion, I hope this article gives you a better idea of the kind of garden tray that will best suit your needs. Most of the trays on this list has a warranty and have a reputation for durability, so if you do pick from this list, it’s my hope that you’ll be satisfied with the results—either way. Thank you for reading.