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Exclusive | Compact, Super-Bright Light Garden for Seedstarting Success in a Small Space

  • Perfect for starting your own garden plants from seed
  • Grow herbs, orchids and other plants indoors year-round
  • Bright, energy-efficient lights easily adjust to the proper height for optimal growth
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Grow your own garden plants from seed in a compact space with our Compact 3-Tier Sunlite® Garden. The garden's footprint is just 25-1/2" L x 14" W, so it takes up just over 2 square feet of floor space. It's easy to store, too — just roll it into a closet. Your seedlings will thrive in the glow of the bright, energy-efficient T-5 lights — much brighter than "shop lights" for more robust plants — and the fixtures easily adjust up and down to accommodate plant growth. Includes three watertight plant trays.

  • Assembly required
  • Powder-coated aluminum frame, fluorescent bulbs
  • 25-1/2" L x 14" W x 68-5/8" H
  • Three light fixtures; each fixture holds 2 super-efficient T-5 fluorescent bulbs, included
  • Electronic ballast eliminates annoying buzzing
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Compact 3-Tier Sunlite® Garden
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (13)
  • Simple to use (9)
  • Reusable (7)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Seedstarting (12)
    • Herbs (7)
    • Flowers (5)
    • Vegetables (4)
    • Tomatoes (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (12), Master gardener (4)

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    4.0

    Looks Good enough for living area

    By Lorraine

    from Broomall

    About Me Master Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Flowers
      • Herbs
      • Tomatoes
      • Vegetables

      Comments about Compact 3-Tier Sunlite® Garden:

      My sister and i put it together. Only problem was the long pieces should be marked top. Once we crossed that hurdle everything fit nicely. We dropped the chain into a straw and threaded it over the pulley and that went quickly. It rolls nicely so easy to position. My seedlings are now happy and doing well and I love the tray. Only problem I now have is the one bulb won't stay on so I have to play with it more to find it's happy position.

       
      5.0

      My plants are thriving!

      By Patricia

      from upstate New York

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Does The Job
      • Effective
      • Makes A Huge Difference

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Use For Any Plants

        Comments about Compact 3-Tier Sunlite® Garden:

        I set up the shelves in my basement and have been enjoying greens all winter. Seedlings pop up quickly. I even stretched a bit during the snow months and have little tomatoes, peppers, radishes, globe carrots, herbs, etc. It's been fun to get into the dirt while the snow flies. And the lights make all the difference in the world with quality growing. Very sturdy and handy to use.

         
        3.0

        Difficult to assemble.

        By Theresa

        from Des Moines, IA

        About Me Master Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Reusable

        Cons

        • Difficult to Use

        Best Uses

        • Herbs
        • Seedstarting

        Comments about Compact 3-Tier Sunlite® Garden:

        This was difficult to assemble, especially the light portion. The instructions were horrible. Pictures didn't match the written instructions. There was no guide that named all of the components so that you knew exactly what the instructions were referring to.

        Once the stand was finally assembled, it looks and seems to work well.

         
        5.0

        Healthy Seedlings in January

        By LOLTS

        from Rugby, TN

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Effective
        • Reusable
        • Simple To Use
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Assembly Instructions

        Best Uses

        • Herbs
        • Seedstarting
        • Vegetables

        Comments about Compact 3-Tier Sunlite® Garden:

        I wanted T-5 lights and the compact length that would fit a space in my kitchen but was deterred by comments about difficult assembly. My husband and I found only one outright error in the way light installation was pictured, but with patience we got past ambiguities and points that others found difficult. The grommets that attach chains to the top of light fixtures swivel in order to make the fixtures hang level. I was prepared to follow someone's suggestion to anchor the fixtures with cable ties, but that isn't necessary. I might have preferred light fixtures that attach to the side frames with clamps, but the chain assembly was not difficult and height adjustment is easy. This unit looks good and has the right amount of space for my needs. In just a few days I have healthy starts of greens to continue growing inside during winter, taking advantage of the ambient light, heat, and humidity in the kitchen. I'm constantly on hand to monitor seedlings, a great improvement over my old set-up in an outbuilding, so I look forward to lots of vigorous plants for this spring's garden. The assembly instructions could be improved, but I couldn't be happier with this product.

         
        5.0

        Couldn't be more pleased

        By Sandy - gardener, scrabbler, and hiker

        from Blue Diamond, NV

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • User Friendly

        Cons

        • No Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Growing Things

        Comments about Compact 3-Tier Sunlite® Garden:

        We start our vegetable garden seeds, then transfer the seeds into "eight packs", then transplant the little plants into 4" pots, until the outside temps are ready for transfer into the garden beds outside. We were using a homemade shelf unit with flourescent lights and a system of boxes, boxes, and boxes to lower the plants from the lights as they grew larger. The very best features of this unit are the easily adjustable lights and the attractiveness and compactness of the unit. It's everything one needs to grow their own plants in the house. We are planning to replace our homemade cumbersome setup with the larger standard 3-tier system, in addition to our compact unit. We're so pleased to have found this product.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I need another one...

        By Violet Lover

        from Stockton, CA

        About Me African Violet Lover

        Pros

        • Effective
        • My Violets Love It

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Flowers

          Comments about Compact 3-Tier Sunlite® Garden:

          My African Violets love this light stand. They have gotten so large I need another stand. The reason I didn't give this 5 stars was that it is not the most simple thing to put together however I was able to do this by myself. The other thing is that the power cords that hang down make the light fixtures off balance. I used tape on the power cords and that helped with that problem. I love the nice heavy plastic trays that come with this light. They are not flimsy at all, in fact there isn't anything flimsy about this light. I also appreciate that I was able to make payments cause this piece is rather pricey. But I would buy it again. In fact I really do need another one for some Orchids I have.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Seedling paradise

          By Urban gardener

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Simple To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Seedstarting

            Comments about Compact 3-Tier Sunlite® Garden:

            I bought this as a gift for my wife. Plus, I was starting to get tired of seeing seedling trays on every possible horizontal space possible in our spare bathroom (aka - the nursery).

            Setup wasn't bad. Would have gone quickier if I fully read the instructions and didn't assume some steps. I had to unbolt/rebolt some things because of screw lengths.

            Set it up in the bathroom and moved all the trays to it. The seedlings were in love. I'd never seen our seedlings take off so quick and fast. Even our discounted venus fly trap found new life and grew so fast it burnt a flower bud on the lamp.

            Look forward to using this when time to prep for the fall/winter harvest.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Compact 3-Tier Sunlite Garden

            By African Violet Lover

            from Stockton, CA

            About Me African Violet Lover

            Pros

            • Customer Service
            • Ease To Assemble
            • Product

            Cons

            • Assembly Instructions
            • Shipping Packaging

            Best Uses

            • African Violets

            Comments about Compact 3-Tier Sunlite® Garden:

            I put this together by myself. It is a nice unit. I gave it only 4 stars because it could use some design improvements as stated with the other reviews. The cords cause the fixtures to tilt so you need to affix them to the side rails to take of the weight. There are a lot of cords. The unit itself is very nice though.

            The instructions I think could have better pictures. I missed reading the part where the smaller bolts are to be used at the top and I missed the part where it said the bottom of the left and right bars had holes all around and I assembled it upside down. It would be nice if the top and bottom corner poles were marked top and bottom (you will understand what I am talking about when you go to put yours together) The instructions call out for a small split ring and these items were not in the hardware. Not sure even where they would be used or even if they are needed. If not they should be removed from the instructions

            The other thing that could be improved upon is the shipping box of the poles and hardware. A couple of the corners of the some of the pieces were bent and I had to try and straighten them out. Paying this kind of price there should be no damage what so ever.

            I noticed that some people had a hard time getting the chains in what I did was lay the unit on it's side and dropped the chain in and taped the ring to the side then flipped it over and did the other side the same then when all the chains were in I flipped the unit upright and attached all the fixtures then removed the tape and adjusted the height of the fixtures. It was very easy.

            The customer service was wonderful. I knew when I ordered the unit it was on back order. When it was even going to take longer they called me and left me a message to let me know and provided a phone number if I had questions. So that was nice. They didn't leave you wondering...I also appreciate the opportunity for the payment plan as I wouldn't be able to afford this unit without it. After it is paid off I might buy another one so I can get more African violets. LOL
            I hope this review is helpful. I love this unit.

            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Overall, very nice with some flaws

            By Eddie

            from Trinity, NC

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • 6 Good Quality Bulbs
            • Flexible Design
            • Good Customer Service
            • Good value
            • Nice Looking
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • Poorly Designed Pulleys
            • Unorganized Power Cords

            Best Uses

            • Herbs
            • Seedstarting
            • Tomatoes
            • Vegetables

            Comments about Compact 3-Tier Sunlite® Garden:

            Attractive unit and sturdy. A good value compared to other lighting systems. I was missing a couple of pieces and customer service was great getting these pieces to me.

            The pulley system using lightweight ball chains and fragile chain connectors is not well designed. Repositioning the light reflectors (up and down) requires you to move one side at a time, raising one side and then walking to the other side to raise the opposite side. Using ball chains makes pulling the pulley very rough. A substantial nylon rope instead would be much smoother.

            Improvements could also be made to the electrical cord system. Each light reflector (3) has its own electrical cord dangling down the side of the unit. It would be nice if this was consolidated into only one cord.

            Overall, though, I'm happy with the unit and would recommend.

            Some specs:
            (3) sturdy trays with inside measurements of 21" X 14".
            From bottom of tray to the bottom of grow light bulb at it's highest position is 15 1/4".
            All three levels have the same dimensions including height of lights.

            For taller plants, put plants on middle tier tray and remove middle light reflector. Use the light reflector on the top tier to provide light to the plants you put on the middle tier. Using this configuration you give up one tray but expand height for up to 39" plants.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very Pleased with Purchaase

            By Hanzel

            from Minnesota

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Effective
            • Reusable
            • Simple To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Herbs
              • Seedstarting

              Comments about Compact 3-Tier Sunlite® Garden:

              Very satisfied with this set up. I'm very glad I have a professional looking light set up that can be on our main living floor. Good quality materials, and sturdy! The shelf trays are amazingly thick. The compact size with the three trays fits well where I anticipated. Very glad I did not settle for the 2 tier. My husband was traveling when it arrived, but I was able to assemble all but the hood in just over an hour. Instructions were good. One hood had both the snaps to the chain flattened, but I managed to reshape them which took a very long time. Other than than every piece was in excellent shape, and set up was easy. In 4 days under these lights, my seedlings are doing so much better. For me, this was worth the price! Thank you Gardener's!

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              • Use lights to grow an abundance of stocky, green seedlings or pamper indoor flowering plants. The right lights will keep them blooming almost year-round.
              • Expert advice on starting your own plants from seed.

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