T.O. Plastics is pleased to unveil the newest addition to our extensive line of square plant pots and carry trays: 2 quart, 5.5’’ Innovative Growing System
We designed the new 2 quart,5.5’’ square pots and trays to meet the specific needs cited by growers during our conversations with them. Two requests came up over and over again – better drainage and an integrated tag slot.
Our 2 quart,5.5’’ square pots fulfill both requirements and some! Nine strategically placed drain holes, some raised and some recessed, allow the soil within the pots to dry down properly. Specialty integrated feet combined with the detailed bi-level drain holes maximize drainage.
We also incorporated important advancements into the new square pot carry trays to facilitate dry down and improve ease of use:
- A ridge along the inside bottom of the tray allows the pots to sit above water as it drains out
- Dual-cell lift features raise the bottom of the tray, with holes allowing airflow to the pots
- Innovative automation grooves constructed on the bottom of the tray allow for multi-tray handling
- A raised divider down the middle of the tray provides added stability, with the tray capable of carrying up to 35 pounds
In the end, you’ve got an innovative square plant pot and tray growing system and that enhances drainage, facilitates dry down and keeps plants healthy and free from root rot and other moisture-related diseases.
The durable four-sided tag slots on our new 2 quart,5.5’’ square pots allow for secure and efficient labeling, resulting in uniform alignment for merchandising.
The tag slot also represents an important break-through: it’s one of the first successfully integrated slot in a thermoformed square pot. Previous attempts were hindered by the inherent thinness of the plastics used in thermoforming. T.O. engineers, however, found a solution, and growers using 2 quart,5.5’’ square pots can now identify plants to their hearts’ content.
2 quart,5.5’’ square plant pots are used predominantly by perennial and woody ornamental growers, as well as blueberry producers. The pots also would work well for a wide variety of greenhouse and nursery applications, including other berries and grapes.
T.O. Plastics owes a special tip of the hat to our engineering team on this project. They took the growers’ concerns and designed a pot that exceeds all expectations.
We're taking pre-orders now for February 2018. Contact us for more information.