See below, has anyone used such small cell size for growing lettuce
transplants, and with what success? thanks, Vern
We are using a 128 cell tray for
lettuce and greens right now is looking at a similar sized tray from
Proptek which has 144 cells. The cell size is actually the same, but
they fit more cells per tray because they don't need a rolled edge on
the tray for strength like regular thermoformed trays have. You can
check them out at http://www.proptek.com/pages/vegetables/trays/index.php?ref=144N10N.
The issue is that the 144s are made in California and the freight quote
I got was $2500. Proptek also makes a tray in Montreal which is a 231
count. The cell volume is about 60% less. From the little I know
about it, it seems like most growers out West use much smaller cells
than we do here for lettuce and greens. Everyone I know in this area
uses a 128 or similar tray for these crops. Do you think we could get
away with a 231 tray for these crops? Do you know anyone using a
smaller cell tray for lettuce?