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Exclusive | Earth-Friendly, Self-Watering Fast Start® Seedstarter Ensures Success

  • Fast germination and robust seedling growth in a convenient self-watering growing system
  • Earth-friendly planting tray is made from a biodegradable cornstarch-based material
  • Heavy-duty reservoir is dishwasher-safe; reusable capillary mat is machine-washable

Starting plants from seed has never been easier! The culmination of four years of research and testing, our new Fast Start® Seedstarter represents a breakthrough in successful seedstarting. The new 24-cell planting tray is made from a revolutionary cornstarch-based material that offers the sturdiness of plastic but will biodegrade under landfill conditions — there‚Äôs no need to wash and sterilize at the end of the season because you use a fresh one each year. The rigid, molded plastic reservoir is dishwasher safe, leak-proof and will last for years. And the new, reusable capillary mat is machine washable. The Fast Start Seedstarter includes one each of the clear greenhouse cover, biodegradable planting tray, capillary mat, reservoir and platform.

  • Cornstarch-based PLA resin planting trays, molded plastic reservoir, platform and dome and polypropylene capillary mat
  • 14-3/4" L x 9-1/4" W x 5" H overall
  • 24, 2" square planting cells
  • Reservoir is dishwasher-safe
  • Capillary mat is machine-washable
  • Planting tray is biodegradable under landfill conditions
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Fast Start™ Seedstarter
 
4.6

(based on 31 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (29)
  • Durable (23)
  • Lightweight (23)
  • Easy to store (17)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden (13)
    • Patio (7)
    • Deck (5)
    • Kitchen (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Midrange shopper (18), Budget shopper (13)

    Reviewed by 31 customers

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    4.0

    SUPER REPLACEMENT FOR THE APS SYSTEM

    By BOB

    from CARVER MA

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Cover Too Large

    Best Uses

    • Seed Starting

    Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

    THIS IS THE SECOND YEAR I HAVE USED THIS PRODUCT. I HAD SUPERB RESULTS LAST YEAR AND HOPE TO DO BETTER THIS YEAR. COVER HAS A LITTLE TOO MUCH PLAY AND CAN SLIP DOWN EASILY.

     
    4.0

    Almost perfect

    By JudyI

    from Washington, D.C.

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

        I bought three of these sets for seed-starting. They are well-designed and constructed and work as advertised except for one major shortcoming: If used as designed, the dome does not reach the top of the tray, leaving about a one-inch or 1.5-inch gap, so moisture will escape more quickly. The solution is to put plastic wrap around the dome and the tray.

         
        5.0

        Nicely made, easy to do

        By Brian

        from Dallas, Texas

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Patio

          Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

          Easy to set up and maintain, self watering system is great!

           
          4.0

          Love the wicking mat

          By Emily

          from Chelsea, MI zone 5

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

            I've gotten hooked on these planting trays with capillary mats. Perfect for starting seeds! I'm using the included cell tray now; when that is no longer useful, I plan to use individual 3-4" pots on the tray so I can grow full-sized lettuce indoors.

             
            4.0

            I sure hope this is going to do the job

            By MIphoto

            from Saginaw MI

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Store

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

              It's the first of March...we've got 38" of snow sitting on the garden, and the wind chill is 24 degrees below zero. A little early to start planting the heirloom tomato seeds. But I'll surely let you know how it all worked out in a month!

               
              5.0

              Yes, it is a fast starter!

              By Plant Lover Carol

              from Westminster, CO

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Store
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Plants Grow Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Deck
                • Garden
                • Kitchen
                • Patio

                Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

                I am using this to start my garden. I have it on the ledge in the bathroom. It is neat to see the plants coming up. It was easy to put together and plant. It has been easy to take care of and so light but not flimsy. In fact, it does not require much care but is great to watch.

                 
                5.0

                lOVE THIS PRODUCT

                By COLORADO GARDNER

                from NORTHGLENN COLORADO

                About Me Budget Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Store
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden

                  Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

                  I HAVE BEEN STARTING MY OWN SEEDS FOR 5 YEARS NOW.THIS UNIT IS PROVING TO BE THE BEST AND EASIEST WAY TO START SEEDS THAT I HAVE COME ACROSS.I LOVE THE DEPTH OF THE SEED CELLS AND THE SELF WATERING TAKES THE GUESS WORK OUT OF HOW MUCH WATER SEEDS NEED AND ALSO KEEPS EVERYTHING NICE AND NEAT .I WILL BE BUYING MORE OF THESE UNITS

                   
                  5.0

                  Easy Peasy

                  By Mrs Wiz

                  from Hillsborough, NC

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Store
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Water Lasts About A Week

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden

                    Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

                    I like the product a lot. I wish they had larger inserts, instead of the individual cells. Maybe 2 or 4 that would fit the space, for tiny seeds that you would not plant individually.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good product Idea

                    By cramsey1

                    from Taylorsville, Utah

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Don't Wash In Hot Water

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

                      I use this every February to start my tomato seeds for summer. It works great but don't try to hand wash it in hot water or leave it out in the sun to harden off your plants, IT MELTS

                       
                      4.0

                      Great Product

                      By cramsey1

                      from Salt Lake City, Utah

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Store
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Difficult to clean

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden
                      • Seed Starting For Garden

                      Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

                      I used this and the APS system to start all my plants in late winter to get them ready for transplant in spring. It works great. I was impress with it and the price. I will be buying another one to go with the other one I previously bought. The only problem is that you cannot wash it in hot water to clean it. You will need to use bleach water to disinfect and clean it if you want to used it again. Hot water will melt it and make it useless for reuse and don't even think of getting it near a dishwasher

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