Compact 3-Tier SunLite ® Garden with Jump Start Kit
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Exclusive | Compact 3-Tier SunLite® Garden Jump Start Kit Includes Everything You Need for Seedstarting Success in a Small Space

  • Everything you need to get started, including planting mix and trays — just add seeds!
  • Perfect for houseplants or starting your own garden plants from seed
  • Bright, energy-efficient lights easily adjust to the proper height for optimal seedling growth
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This freestanding, 3-tier garden has plenty of room for both seedlings and houseplants! 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. Kit includes our Compact 3-Tier SunLite® Garden, two Fast Start™ Seedstarters, one brick of Eco-co™ Coir, one 2.5 oz. jar of PHC fertilizer, 24 wooden seedling markers, three watertight plant trays.and a digital timer power strip.

  • Compact 3-Tier SunLite® Garden (25-1/2" L x 14" W x 68-5/8" H)
  • Powder-coated aluminum frame plus three fixtures, each with two full-spectrum T-5 bulbs, included
  • Two Fast Start Seedstarters, each with 24 2" square cells (14-3/4" L x 9-1/4" W x 5" H)
  • One brick of Eco-co Coir (hydrates to 10 quarts of fluffy seedstarting mix)
  • PHC for Seedlings: 2-1/2 oz. of easy-to-use powder makes 6 gallons of fertilizer
  • 24 wooden plant markers
  • Power Strip: Four 24-hour timer-controlled outlets and four switch controlled outlets, all with sliding safety covers
  • Easy assembly
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Compact 3-Tier Jump Start Kit
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple to use (8)
  • Effective (7)
  • Reusable (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Seedstarting (9)
    • Flowers (8)
    • Tomatoes (7)
    • Herbs (6)
    • Vegetables (5)
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    5.0

    Sorry I waited so long!

    By Love to garden

    from Cleveland, OH

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective
    • Reusable
    • Simple To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Flowers
      • Herbs
      • Seedstarting
      • Tomatoes
      • Vegetables

      Comments about Compact 3-Tier Jump Start Kit:

      After wanting this for several years, I finally bought it and am so happy with it. My vegetables look great and everything is doing so well that I have 3 shifts of trays (8 hours each). I may have planted too much! I'm going to use it to start my winter veggies this summer. I may be adding another next year!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      time will tell

      By Harp South

      from Southport, NC

      About Me Master Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Flowers
        • Herbs
        • Seedstarting

        Comments about Compact 3-Tier Jump Start Kit:

        Set up is not hard and can be done by one person. Just lay all of the parts out ahead of time. I had one problem with a diagram that did not match the part. One phone call to the hotline and everything was good. I will say that the ballasts are not very well made at the point of connection with the light tube. One was broken and although replaced immediately without question I am concerned the others may not hold up over time. Time will tell. Regarding a comment by another customer, about the cords making the hoods crocked, I just used zip ties to support the cord in place and no problem.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great product.

        By The Crow

        from Cornwall, CT

        About Me Master Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Reusable
        • Simple To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Flowers
          • Herbs
          • Seedstarting
          • Tomatoes
          • Vegetables

          Comments about Compact 3-Tier Jump Start Kit:

          This light stand is attractive enough to stand in my kitchen. The only problem I have with it is that the electrical cord attached to each light weights that side of the light which prevent the light from hanging straight. Probably won't bother everybody but I do find it annoying. Other than that its a great product.

           
          5.0

          Good Quality. Hope function also good

          By Win

          from Bethlehem, PA

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Need One Season Experienc

          Cons

          • Don't Know Yet

          Best Uses

          • Flowers
          • Tomatoes

          Comments about Compact 3-Tier Jump Start Kit:

          Hope it functions as well as its quality of construction appears to promise

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Christmas present I ever received!

          By DJS

          from Sterling VA

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Reusable
          • Simple To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Flowers
            • Herbs
            • Seedstarting
            • Tomatoes
            • Vegetables

            Comments about Compact 3-Tier Jump Start Kit:

            The 3-tier compact kit is perfect for the space I have available. I can start a lot of plants in a small space and still have room for growing herbs to use year round. It was easy to put together and is very sturdy. I already have pots of herbs sprouting and am looking forward to starting veggie and flower plants this spring.

             
            5.0

            Dream come true.

            By granny6x

            from Silver Spring, Maryland 20901

            About Me Avid Gardener, Lover of beauty

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive well designed
            • Effective
            • Reusable
            • Simple To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Flowers
              • Herbs
              • Houseplants
              • Seedstarting
              • Tomatoes
              • Vegetables

              Comments about Compact 3-Tier Jump Start Kit:

              This purchase was a dream come true for me. I love to garden, but never had the conditions to start my own seeds. This year, we decided to spoil me and get this wonderful device. We got the two narrow ones which are beautiful enough to have in our formal sunroom flanking our recliner. Now it is months later, and my garden is chock full of plants that I raised from seed using this easy as pie system. I am continuing to use it so that plants will be ready when I need them later in the summer. We now have the perfect set up, and it is much less work this way. Easy watering, light control, and level adjustment. Wonderful. Worth every penny.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great System!

              By Intellectus

              from Kansas City, MO

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Effective
              • Reusable
              • Simple To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Flowers
                • Herbs
                • Seedstarting
                • Tomatoes
                • Vegetables

                Comments about Compact 3-Tier Jump Start Kit:

                It took a little bit of time to assemble (get a 2nd person if you can) but it is well-made and looks great. It is VERY easy to adjust the lamp height and the included timer is a snap to setup.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A product that pays for itself

                By Jim

                from Mundelein, Il

                About Me Getting Started

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cost effective
                • Easy to build
                • Reusable
                • Simple To Use
                • Space saver

                Cons

                • No Cons to report

                Best Uses

                • Peppers
                • Seedstarting
                • Tomatoes

                Comments about Compact 3-Tier Jump Start Kit:

                I like the ease of building this unit. Also the little amount of space it utilizes is great. My peppers and tomatoes are going out this week to be planted. The timer works great setting the right amount of light. I purchasd a heat mat to get a jump start on the seed germination.The amount of seeds that can be germinated basically with have the unit pay for itself in about 2 years and enjoying the pleasure of starting my garden and flowers from seeds.This cart is very light weight but strong when fully assembled.
                The height is perfect for checking the trays on it.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Fun for a new seedstarter

                By Newbie Seedstarter

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Effective
                • Simple To Use

                Cons

                • Challenging to assemble

                Best Uses

                • Flowers
                • Seedstarting

                Comments about Compact 3-Tier Jump Start Kit:

                This was my first effort at seedstarting, and I'm glad I sprung for the jump-start kit. After one false start (involving the first tray germinating about twice as fast as anticipated, and languishing in the dark), my seedlings are up and running. Pretty much every single seed has germinated, especially the varieties that you start under light (salvia, balsam) -- I planted them, popped them under the lights, and they germinated in about three days. They all look good, although as other reviewers have noted, the ones at the very edge of the tray sort of lean over towards the light, which doesn't quite reach them. I turned the tray horizontal (one Fast Start tray, plus a couple of small pots per tier), and it seems fine. Just don't bank on squeezing in 6 Fast Start trays on the 3-tier light cart without some attrition along the edges! Also, this was kind of a pain to put together, but I managed it myself without too much trouble -- just read the directions carefully and give yourself some time!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                some flaws, but overall a good thing

                By Jes

                from Fort Worth, TX

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Effective
                • Reusable
                • Simple To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Seedstarting

                  Comments about Compact 3-Tier Jump Start Kit:

                  The lights don't cover enough space. Using the trays that come with it, the seedlings in the outside cells get leggy straining towards the light. Still, it's a good-looking stand, takes up a lot less space than my previous countertop rig, and you can get a lot of seedlings going.

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