Burpee Flexible Seed Starting Tray

  • Burpee Flexible Seed Starting Tray

    Posted by Hemi on February 12, 2023 at 1:39 pm


    I was just reaching out to see if anyone has any experience with the newer burpee seed starting tray where it’s like silicone at the bottom. What do you think about them? It looks like a good idea, but my concern would be if its durable enough to last a long time.

    JerseyGiantChick replied 1 year, 4 months ago 10 Members · 11 Replies
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  • SimplerTimesHomestead

    February 12, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    I saw them in two separate stores and am curious as well. I really like the idea, but it did look a little flimsy. I’ve never used them before so maybe I’m being too rough in my opinion. Hopefully someone who has used them will chime in.

  • Hippocrates_Garden

    February 12, 2023 at 2:56 pm

    If you want a seed starting tray / stystem that will last, My suggestion is to go to where the pros go, and get what they get. Few serious professionals buy anything from “Burpee” or a big box store. The customer base is completely different. Try a couple from say Johnny’s or Neversink Farms, or wherever. Once you’ve had that level of quality product in your hands, most of the big box store stuff will feel like saran wrap. Search Results | Johnny’s Selected Seeds (johnnyseeds.com)

  • MN_MamaBear

    February 17, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    I’ve been looking into these myself. I’ve read several reviews that say the plastic upper part of the trays doesn’t last. Many have said that one summer out in the elements made them brittle and crack. I’m looking into 100% silicone seed pots. They are more expensive, but the cleanup and durability of them should outlast me. I’ve found a few on Amazon, but I think I’ll take the advice of another reply and check with garden shops directly. I would imagine that they would have the latest, greatest products. Thanks for bringing these up for review. I’m not a soil block-using gal, so I’m on the hunt for long-lasting seed pots to use year after year after year. 💚🌞

    • Troupe

      February 21, 2023 at 4:46 pm

      I bought one this year. Top flimsy. I think I will buy some from Bootstrap Farmers or Hoss Tools. I have trays from Bootstrap Farmers which are very sturdy. I bought some on-line from Walmart, do not remember company name, they were very good also.

  • Squeeze

    February 17, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    I have tried the cheap ones, they never last. Last year I switched to Bootstrap farmer. https://www.bootstrapfarmer.com/collections/plug-trays I like them a lot better, I like the color collections that change but go on sale periodically. they let me use different colors for different plants. I have been eyeing the silicone inserts, Maybe when I decide I need more they will be next, for now release is easy with a small dibbler through the bottom. The bootstrap trays are more substantial than the flimsy box store, so far I’m happy.

    Its the UV rays that kill plastic, so when not in use they get stored in the basement

  • DeepSouthBamaGRITS

    February 17, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    I really like Bootstrap products. I have several of the 72 & 128 cell seed starting trays with the 1020 bottom watering trays & humidity domes. I’m on my 4th year using them and they are still holding up great. You pay a little more for them initially but I don’t have to worry about the seed starting trays or bottom watering trays cracking when lifting to move. MUCH heavier plastic than the big box store brands.
    I’m waiting for the colored Summer Solstice Seed Starting pots to come back (hopefully). Those will be perfect to start my Moringa Tree seeds & other propagation needs for rooting scions for elderberry & fig cuttings.

    • PamWade

      February 17, 2023 at 5:30 pm

      What material is the bootstrap ones made of? I looked on the website but couldn’t find that info. I’ve been wanting to order some good ones that will last longer than one year like I’ve been getting. I’ll be giving these a try. I want to learn to grow fig cuttings. I need to come see you so you can teach me some stuff.

      • DeepSouthBamaGRITS

        February 17, 2023 at 6:14 pm

        I ordered mine from Amazon (they are a bit cheaper there). They are made of Ultra-Durable, Top-Quality BPA Free Plastic. Recyclable injection molded Polypropylene (PP #5) leach-resistant plastic with no harmful additives. They also have a 2 yr warranty against breakage.

        Been meaning to send you a note but as usual, not a lot of time between here and going to my sisters. Did you get the land? Would love to have you as a neighbor up the road!! I will be starting a bunch of elderberry & fig cutting soon, when I get the garden planted. I’ve already got potatoes up about 10-12 inches, got garlic up about a foot tall and onions planted. Got to cover the potatoes just in case we do dip below freezing and/or have a frost tonight. Haven’t checked to see how long the wind is supposed to be up. As long as we have a wind, won’t have a frost. We’ll get together and I can show you how to root cuttings. Easy peasy!

      • PamWade

        February 18, 2023 at 2:11 am

        No don’t have land yet. We have the contingency offer until end of March but it’s looking like we may have to wait longer than expected to sell this place. If can’t sell this we will lose that land. Not sure the owners would do another contract with us because I’m sure they are ready to get their land sold. I really love it up there. I’ve just been praying for God’s will. He may want me somewhere else. We’ll see. Please let me know when you start the fig cuttings. I would love to learn.

  • slosimmor

    February 18, 2023 at 2:16 am

    2nd year using them….I LOVE THEM!

  • JerseyGiantChick

    February 21, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    Quick pots over here, plug trays with water trays and lids.

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