Trim trays and trim bins overview
Let's cut right to the....bud. Trimming resinous buds, flowers and plants is a very time consuming and arduous process. Having a trim tray makes the process of trimming your buds and weeds a much more organized and pleasurable experience, not to mention more efficient since you can collect your sugar leaves, kief and pollen.
WHAT CAN BE USED AS A TRIMMING TRAY?
Trim trays and bins are usually made of a rectangular trough about two feet wide by one foot deep. Before companies made trimming trays specifically for buds and plants, people used to use cardboard boxes. Cardboard boxes are not ideal because they can absorb the resin and trichome glans from your leaves and buds.
Recently companies have made trim trays out of high-density food grade plastics that are perfect for trimming resinous plants. These new trimming trays come with brushes to collect your pollen and kief easily as you trim and can be washed in seconds so you can continue to trim your buds.
WHAT MAKES A TRIMMING TRAY or bin GOOD?
Not all trimming trays are created equal. The best trimming trays on the market are usually manufactured with thick plastic so they won't break from continued use. We recommend trays that are 0.15 inches thick or more. The models that have that thickness are the Common Culture Trim Tray and the Harvest More Trim Bin.
Another key feature to pay attention to when shopping for a trim tray is the overall size of the trim tray and its sidewall height. Some people like smaller trim trays to be easily portable, while others like a slightly larger trimming tray to ensure no plant material and clippings fly outside of the tray that you'll have to clean up later.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN TRIM TRAY or trim bin?
Can you make your own trim tray? Absolutely. Some people like using cardboard boxes or shoe boxes as make-shift trimming trays. While these options are sufficient for making sure you don't make a mess, they do have some inherent issues over using purpose built trim trays.
- The cardboard material is slightly absorbant and resin sticks to cardboard. This means you will surely lose resin glands when trying to clean up your sugar leaves and keif post trimming.
- When using a make-shift trimming tray, the size of the boxes almost always is too large or too small. These awkward sizes can make the triming experience less pleasurable and can even give you paper cuts.
- Almost all the trim trays we sell come with accessories to help you maximize the most out of your plants including: microscopes, scrapers, pollen brushes and scissors.
- The amount of material you'll lose in the corners, cracks and crevices of the boxes will probably amount to more than the cost of a purpose-built trim tray that is manufactured to not have sharp corners where your plant material and pollen can get gunked up.
WHERE TO BUY TRIMMING TRAYS or trim bins?
At GrowersHouse.com we sell all the best and most popular models of trimming trays on the market. We make sure to carry every top quality brand and model so that our customers can find the trimming tray that suits their needs.