We grow in our home and are always toting around the flimsy 10″ x 20″ trays around from our soil and seeding area (in the garage) to our shelving unit inside the house. The trays sometimes broke or cracked and then were no longer useful. The trays were also not so nice to look at when they were placed on the grow shelves in our dining room. That got us thinking and looking for a substitute for those ugly, flimsy black grow trays.
After scouring the internet, searching on Amazon.com and various other online grow specialty stores, we could not find what we were looking for. So like just like anything else we can’t find or afford, we decided to build our own trays. My wife and I both like dark wood colors (woohoo! we agree on something!) so I decided to create the tray out of wood and stain it.
Luckily, I like to build things out of wood. I have built tables, chairs, planting beds, play sets, the kids’ playhouse and zip-line tree stands so the microgreens tray idea didn’t seem to be a big task…..boy, I was wrong! After several iterations of sizes, cuts and fasteners, I finally settled on what you see in the photos.
So, what do you think? Is this something you would use in your home to grow microgreens? Please let us know!
Have you ever wanted to grow your own microgreens? Maybe you want to grow microgreens to sell at your local farmers’ market or restaurant. Or, you are a teacher and think it would be cool to show your students how easily you can plant and grow your own food. Or, you would just like to grow microgreens at home because you enjoy the fresh, BIG flavor these fast-growing baby greens pack!
So you decided you want to grow microgreens (congratulations!) and have started researching the world wide web, internet, Google, Facebook, Instagram and everything else out there……whoa! There is A LOTof information to read and go through to learn how to grow microgreens. (I thought this was going to be easy?)
Do you have time to read all the information? And, do you have time to figure out what seeds to buy, which grow supplies you really need and where to buy it all? After you spend all your TIME and MONEY, are you confident that the resource you chose will actually work?