We manufacture planting trays in Kenya with UV-treated PVC plastic material. These seed trays have cell sizes as; 28, 50, 66, 160, 200, 204, and 288. Our seedling trays for sale haves a perforation at the bottom of each cell to allow for water drainage and root aeration. The choice of the propagtion tray depends on the seed size, and final size of the seedlings at transplanting stage. The larger they are, then the choice will be for trays with larger cells. The lessor the cell sizes on a tray, the more they are.
As one of the top seed tray supplier in Kenya, we advice and demonstrate to farmers the right tray to propagate each crop with. This is done by our team of field agronomists cuntrywide
Planting trays for sale;
- Tomato seedling trays
A farmer growing tomato for the greenhouse will use the 200 or 204 cell trays. These tomatoes will be small in size during transplanting to this protected environment. A farmer growing outdoor tomato will use the 160 hole seedling trays. These tomato seedlings will be bigger and stronger to withstand harsh climatic conditions in the field. Tomato seedling trays will also go for; cabbage, capsicum, peppers, kales, sukuma wiki, collards and other vegetables
- Onion seedling trays.
Growers doing onions will use the 288 cell seedling trays
- Different seedling production in trays.
Onion has tiny seedlings which at maturity fit well in small cells. Tomato, peppers, cabbage, and chilies will use larger cells seedling trays.
- Seedlings production in trays.
Apply the coco peat planting media on all cells up to 3/4. Place the tiny seeds individually in each cell, then cover with the coco peat planting media. Coco peat is preferred as a planting medium to soil because it is sanitised. It has no inherent diseases or pests, it drains better, and is well aerated. These factors increase the seedlings germination, and survival rate
Planting Trays FAQs
i. What is tray planting?
This is the propagation of seedlings or cuttings hrough palstic propagation trays
ii. What are seedling tray prices?
Our UV-treated PVC seedling trays cost Kes 120 apiece for all cell numbers. These seedlings trays prices in Kenya are retail, and a discount is offered for bulk buyers
iii. What can I use for seed trays?
Vegetable seed germination, fruit tree or forestry seedlings growth, and silkworm growing
iv. How do you use planting trays?
In an era when farmers have graduated to high-value hybrid vegetable seeds;
- planting trays make it possible to account for each seedling, the reason that every seed is placed manually one by one
- this makes it easy to count actual germination and seedling survivals
- the seedlings have less pest and disease infestation because the trays are used with sanitized growing media
- at transplanting, the growing media covers the root system which prevents transplanting shock in the field or greenhouse
- transplanting shock slows down crop growth and delays maturity
v. When should I transplant my seed trays?
When the crop has been hardened enough to withstand open field or greenhouse conditions
vi. How do you use seed trays?
Add treated planting media in each cell, then sow one seed per cell. Water it to keep it moist till transplanting
vii. How deep should a seed tray be?
Not less than 5cm
Grekkon Limited’s agronomists guide every farmer during procurement on the most appropriate tray to use
viii. What can I use instead of seedling trays?
Agrower will propagate the seedling by preparing a soil nursery, which is the traditional way. The challenge with this method is the exposure of seedlings to soil borne pests and diseases. This lowers the germiation and seedling survival rate. Another alternative is to have propagation plastic bags