Tray sizes + where to buy trays?

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Re: Tray sizes + where to buy trays?

by mcgrumpers » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:13 am

Is that paint safe to use or will it leach any chemicals onto the water?

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Re: Tray sizes + where to buy trays?

by optique » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:33 pm

Currently testing with sundew clones, so far no issues in a painted pot and water trey. But regardless i do not have to paint where standing water will touch. I am going mainly for UV proofing polypropylene, you know the cheap plastic that gets brittle after a few months in the sun. polyester treys that hold up longer are not cost effective. Replacing treys every year is bad cost wise and for the environment. I have seen large scale growers use plastic liners in kiddie pools trying to avoid this look in my backyard.

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Re: Tray sizes + where to buy trays?

by Coco » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:59 pm

I was able to get the 1020 trays by Bootstrap Farmer and am quite pleased with the quality of thick, sturdy plastic. I'm able to fill the whole tray and carry it very easily on the end with both sides balanced without any signs of bending.

As for quality white pots, there's these ones that a good number of members here likes to use and vouches for them, which is this one: ... 421&sr=8-6

However, I don't really like the holes on the side which I'm sure is an easy fix. Bootstrap Farmer also sells white pots which is this one: ... astic-pots. I'm positive that they're the same great quality as their trays. I'm interested in trying them out but it's a bit expensive and am in no rush of needing larger sized pots. Maybe next year for my mother plants is when I'll be able to give my input on them.

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Re: Tray sizes + where to buy trays?

by Do_Gon » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:01 pm

mcgrumpers wrote:I ended up getting these: ... /374173057

Given that I'd never have more than 1.5 inches of water, these trays are good. They're a little bit shorter than I'd like, but better than every other alternative I've found.

Fieldofscreams, I agree that white trays are nice. White pots are also something I've been looking for, also for heat reasons. Have you (or has anyone else) been able to find a source for decent plastic white pots?
Found these on Amazon.
HOMENOTE 5.2 Inch Plastic Planters Indoor Set of 5 Flower Plant Pots with Drainage Pallet Modern Decorative Gardening for House Plants,Flowers,Succulents,Herbs Cream White ... ODbTHTPT5T


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