1020 Mesh Shallow Extra Strength Trays - 1" Deep

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Heavy-Duty Soil Block Shallow Trays 

By popular request, we combined our extra-strength microgreen tray and our mesh bottom 1020 trays. These trays are built out of Heavy Duty PP plastic. Guaranteed to not break or warp even with heavy loads.

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Ideal for anyone needing a shallow 1020 tray with maximum drainage. Great for growing in both media and soil-less growing conditions.

Now Available in colors!


  • Outer dimensions: 21⅛” x 10¾” x 1.2” Deep
  • Made from recycled food-safe polypropylene (PP #5) plastic
  • Mesh holes (3.4mm) for great drainage
  • Ideal for use with 1020 microgreen tray, but strong enough to be used on its own
  • Please note that we recommend using trays of the same depth when nesting trays.

ATTENTION:  If you have recently ordered our shallow microgreens trays without holes (after Apr 1st), those trays are part of our new USA manufactured batch released earlier this year. This change may cause the shallow mesh trays to sit ¼” up from the tray. We appreciate your patience as we make this transition. Email contact@bootstrapfarmer.com if you have any questions.

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    Ideal Uses

    • Wheatgrass Tray
    • Fodder Tray
    • Soil Block Tray
    • Rockwool Cubes

    Inner Dimensions of 1020 Mesh Tray

    • From Bottom: 20" x 9.6875" x 1.125"
    • From Top: 20.25" x 10.125"

    Outer Dimensions

    • From Bottom: 20.125" x 9.875" x 1.2"
    • From Top: 21.0625" x10.75"

    Mesh Tray Hole Size

    • 0.13 inches (3.4mm)

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    • I wanted to know what is better for root integrity. Using either the mesh or the holed shallow microgreens trays when growing sprouts with a cococoir matt. Do the mesh holes creat alot of root breakage when pulling the coir Matt's out of the trays? I want to be able to pull the coir Matt's out with good root integrity when giving the sprouts to friends and possibly selling the sprouts in the future. But also I want to bottom feed the sprouts and was hoping the holes would allow the roots to reach for the water solution kept in the solid tray. Also, I wondered if the deeper solid tray mixed with the short mesh tray would be a good way to have both air and bottom water feed. Regards, Shane Allan

      If you are planning to remove the entire mat and root mass it would be better to use the shallow trays with holes inside of a shallow tray with no holes. This will allow you to lift and cut the coir mat with minimal breakage. Many of our customers have also had success doing a tray exchange/subscription model. In this model a possible solution to what you are proposing would be to use 10x10 or 5x5 trays so that you could transfer or sell the entire growing mass/tray without cutting. You can then charge a deposit or offer a discount when people return the trays.
      You are correct that trying to remove the root mass from a mesh tray would cause many of the roots to break as they tangle together while growing. 
      Using the shallow mesh tray inside a deep tray would make it difficult to add enough water to reach the bottom of the growing media for proper watering while the microgreens are small.
      We have some great resources that can help you move forward with these kinds of business ideas. 
      Please check out this YouTube video on microgreen business feasibilty:
      It is part of the free resources available on our website here:
      We have a variety of courses you can see there that are available right now through our Urban Farm Academy at no cost. You may find this one particularly helpful:

    • 1020 SHALLOW MESH MICROGREEN TRAYS - EXTRA STRENGTH 1" DEEP Will this fit in the 1020 blue, heavy duty trays I have purchased from you? I am looking for an insert to the blue trays that props up a coco pad to not be in water, but roots can reach water in tray below the grooves. Thanks!

      These shallow microgreen trays will sit on top of any of our 1020 trays.  So if you are using the 1" deep microgreen trays with a standard 2.25" 1020 tray then there will be about a 1" gap between the bottom of the top tray and the bottom of the lower tray.