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Exclusive | You Can't Miss With Our All-In-One APS Seedstarting Kit

Starter kit includes:

  • Two self-watering APS-24 seed starters
  • Two "greenhouse covers" for faster germination
  • 9 quarts of Germinating Mix
  • 24 wooden seedling markers
  • Two water-level indicators
  • 2.5 oz of Plant Health Care for Seedlings fertilizer

Here's everything you need to grow your own plants from seed. With our Accelerated Propagation System Kit, you're guaranteed a successful start to your garden.

  • Save over individual prices on our most popular seedstarters!
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APS Starter Kit
 
4.4

(based on 228 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Holding capacity (121)
  • Attractive (83)
  • Drains well (77)
  • Easy to use (60)
  • Lightweight (59)

Cons

  • Flimsy (32)
  • Grows mold/mildew (13)
  • Deteriorates/rots (4)

Best Uses

  • Growing seeds (169)
  • Garden (32)
  • Outdoor plants (30)
  • Plant transferal (30)
  • Household plants (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (122), Getting started (39), Practical (38), Master gardener (23), Budget shopper (18)

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3.0

not sturdy

By gt

from colorado

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Not sturdy

Best Uses

  • Growing Seeds

Comments about APS Starter Kit:

I love the concept, but the trays break very easily. I would also like to see larger trays and cells for bigger plants. Denser styrofome is definitely needed and doubling the size of the trays would help.

 
4.0

Excellent results!

By Dirt Digger

from Nonesuch, KY

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • No Hassle With Watering

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Growing Seeds

    Comments about APS Starter Kit:

    It's such fun to watch seeds germinate and grow right on your windowsill.

     
    5.0

    Top of the Line

    By Brett

    from St. Joseph MO

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Drains Well
    • Holding Capacity
    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Growing Seeds

      Comments about APS Starter Kit:

      Product is Great, Customer Service is even Better. Please keep it up GS!!!!!!

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Keith the intrepid gardener

      from Orange County, NC

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Highly Reliable
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Growing Seeds

        Comments about APS Starter Kit:

        Have used these for years. Duct tape helped survive all the abuse they have been through but finally time to upgrade to a few new ones. Virtually 100% success starting plants with these.

         
        3.0

        Expensive

        By Erik the Red

        from Montgomery, Alabama

        About Me Master Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Deforms
        • Flimsy
        • Hard to clean
        • Melts
        • Warps
        • Warpsmelts
        • Warps Melts

        Best Uses

        • Growing Seeds

        Comments about APS Starter Kit:

        Plastic film covering base shrinks and deforms/warps the base so pegbboard doesn't fit right. Water will overflow easily. Results seem to be related to starting soil mixture used. Difficult to fill individual cells and get good contact with capillary pad.

         
        4.0

        Good but trays r styrofoam.

        By Chickadee

        from Texas

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent watering system
        • Great Soil

        Cons

        • Lids Don't Lock In2 Place
        • Styrofoam Trays

        Best Uses

        • Starting Seeds Quickly

        Comments about APS Starter Kit:

        Watering mat really works, water level indicator is a real plus. But difficult to remove seedlings one at a time since the white styrofoam tray sections are just tapered holes and have no bottom to hold the soil in when you pick up the tray. I dealt with this by scooping them out with a spoon since they weren't all ready for transplant at the same time.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good, But Not the Best

        By Jeanie Beany

        from York, ME

        About Me Master Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • All Inclusive
        • Drains Well
        • Easy to handle
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Part Of The Kit Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Growing Seeds

        Comments about APS Starter Kit:

        I purchased two different seed starter kits from Gardener's Supply this season, the Fast Start Kit, and the APS Kit. I much preferred the Fast Start Kit. Actually, after using one of the APS Kits, I returned the second one I purchased and got another Fast Start Kit in its place. I found I didn't need the water level indicator in the APS Kit. Also, when I lifted the seedling tray to get the roots free from the fabric, the styrofoam broke quite easily. I had no such problem with the Fast Start seedling tray.

        All in all, the concept of watering and fertilizing seedlings from below as they grow in both kits is very easy and resulted in strong healthy seedlings. The fertilizer that comes with the kits is just right for young plants. I diluted the fertilizer about half-strength before I added it to the reservoir. However, I didn't see that mentioned in the directions. I'd like to see that added to the directions in the future. The system is so good that I went away for a weekend and didn't have to worry about my seedlings drying out. I just made sure the reservoir was full before I left. I grew my seedlings under a Gardeners Supply lighting system which I purchased this year. I am very glad I did. I am planting well over 100 veggie, perennial, and annual plants in my garden this year. I feel they are as good and healthy as those professionally grown. I have never had such success in the past. I highly recommend both starter kits, but prefer the Fast Start Kit to the APS Kit.

         
        5.0

        amazing first try

        By connie

        from palatine illinois

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Drains Well
        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Growing Seeds
          • Plant Transferal

          Comments about APS Starter Kit:

          results were great veggies started were 100% seed starting will use for many years

           
          5.0

          Great Product

          By cramsey1

          from Salt Lake City, Utah

          About Me Master Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Drains Well
          • Holding Capacity
          • Lightweight
          • Sturdy

          Cons

          • Grows Mold/Mildew

          Best Uses

          • Growing Seeds
          • Household Plants
          • Outdoor Plants
          • Plant Transferal

          Comments about APS Starter Kit:

          I use this product every year. It stands up to the use and does a great job of starting all my plant seeds. It is reusable and sturdy. I love this product. It is mush better than peat pots or other seed starting methods because of its self watering process.

           
          4.0

          Great for what it does!

          By Just the beginning

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Holding Capacity
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • Growing Seeds

          Comments about APS Starter Kit:

          For someone like me just starting to grow from seed, this is a great product. Very easy to set up and use. My only complaint is the bottom tray is a lightweight plastic that doesn't take to moving.

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