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  • 72-Cell Seed Starting Trays

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    Extra-Strength 72-Cell Plug Trays

    Our heavy-duty seed trays are built to last many seasons, saving you the time and money of replacing your trays each season. They are guaranteed not to warp or break in your growing environment.

    The 72 Cell inserts are designed with longer cells for optimum bottom watering. Each cell reaches the bottom of 1020 flat for minimal water requirements.

    All of our seed starting trays are built with the same quality and durability.

    Key Features:

    • Made from Food-Safe recycled plastic
    • Backed by 1 Year Warranty to be free of breakage or warping
    • Each cell measures 1½” square by 2¼” deep
    • Outer Dimensions: 21¼” x 11¼” x 2¼” Deep
    • Drain holes on bottom of plug tray for optimal drainage
    • Every 72 cell seedling tray fits perfectly into a standard 1020 propagation tray
    • 72 Cells per Extra Strength Seed Tray

    Free shipping on orders over $49 to Contiguous US

    Shipping Policy

    Most products will ship from our facility in 1 to 2 business days after the order is placed.  Express shipments placed after 12PM EST will be shipped out next business day. Full details can be found on our Shipping Policy Page

    Returns Policy

    Returns can be made on most products within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days we unable to offer a refund or exchange. Certain products are non-returnable. For full details visit our Returns Policy


    Ask a Question
    • What is the measurement at the base of the tray cups. I have another brand 2.5" pot (for resale purposes), and it doesn't fit down in the tray 😔

      They are about 1 3/4" on the bottom.

    • How many cubic inches of dry material will each cell hold?

      A little less than 3 cubic inches. The cells are 1 1/2 inches square at the top and 2 inches deep, they taper to 1 inch square at the bottom.

    • Does a/the depicted tool come with the starter trays ?? Also are there any other implements used for plant removal from each cell ?? Lastly, are there any starter trays for your 1010 no-holes trays? [Since I have at least 10 of your no-holes 1010 trays I just wanted to know if there may be a starter insert available for them or if the 1020 mesh may become available in 1010 for varied small scale micro greens growing.] Thanks.

      Here is what you can use for inserts on the 1010's: https://www.bootstrapfarmer.com/products/seed-trays-inserts-6-cell?_pos=1&_sid=6aaffcfe4&_ss=r    We also have 5x5's for small scale microgreens: https://www.bootstrapfarmer.com/products/5x5-grow-trays?_pos=1&_sid=ffb4992db&_ss=r    Regarding plant removal, we are working on plug poppers that will be out at the end of the year, but popsicle sticks, pencils or even just a gentle tug on the seedling will all work.

    • Is there an easier way to extract the plugs?

      You can use a tool called a widger dibber or a small stick/popsicle stick if you are having trouble pinching them out.  I find that extracting when the plugs are damp really helps too!

    • On the 72 seed starting trays how many are in a pack? I’m needing 410.

      You will want multiple 60 packs: https://www.bootstrapfarmer.com/collections/plug-trays

    • Will these fit into the bottom trays from jiffy or burpee? I have several of those in fine shape still that I would love to buy sturdy cell packs for!

      We cannot guarantee our trays will fit other brands, as ours are designed to specifically fit with our product line. I recommend checking out the product dimensions on the product page and comparing those to your trays.

    • One pack contains how many trays?

      A one pack has one tray, a 5 pack has 5 trays, etc.

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    United States United States

    Surprised and delighted - Excellent heavy duty trays

    The trays are heavy duty, great quality. The items arrived in 2 days after I submitted my order. Highly recommend bootstrap farmer.

    Adam W.
    United States United States

    Fantastic quality and looking at many years of use

    Having tried many other trays over the years I was skeptical about how durable this was going to be, as they all claim durable. When I received this item I realized just how wrong I could be as this was beyond my expectations. I ordered in time for starting seeds this year and am looking forward to many years of use and many many transplant out in the garden

    Nancy B.
    United States United States

    Bootstrap 72-Cell and Trays

    Wonderful products, and worth every penny. These are going to last me for years!

    Jaclyn SVG verified by SHOP
    United States United States

    Love how sturdy these are

    Richard P.
    United States United States

    Seed starting trays

    The seed starting trays will hold up to years of planting.