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APS 24

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Exclusive | Our APS-24 Units Ensure Seed Starting Success

  • All-in-one seed starting system offers self-watering convenience
  • Includes Pegboard, Planting Tray, Reservoir, Capillary Mat, and Greenhouse Cover
  • The larger 2" x 2" cells of this APS-24 are best suited for fast-growing seedlings, such as tomatoes, peppers and marigolds

This all-in-one unit ensures steady supply of water for seedlings. Just keep the reservoir filled and the soil will remain perfectly moist. The APS 24 ensures sturdy, healthy transplants that will thrive in your garden. The insulated growing tray and greenhouse cover trap warmth and moisture to speed germination. The capillary matting and reservoir let seedlings help themselves to water as they need it, even if you're away. Seedlings pop right out of the tray for planting, which prevents root damage and transplant shock. We recommend our Germinating Mix. Replacement Parts are available.

Product Details

  • 24 2" x 2" deep square cells
  • Overall dimensions: 14-1/4" L x 9-3/4" W and 7-1/4" high with clear cover
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APS 24
 
4.4

(based on 168 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (101)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (115)
  • Lightweight (85)
  • Versatile (45)
  • Attractive (23)
  • Easy to use (20)

Cons

  • Flimsy (24)
  • Difficult to store (7)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (111)
  • Garden (55)
  • Outdoors (15)
  • Patio (7)
  • Seed starting (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (114), Master gardener (21), Getting started (19), Practical (8), Budget shopper (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (154)

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5.0

no regrets

By 211 gardener

from Ohio

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Self watering

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about APS 24:

    I purchased several years ago and have no complaints. I just purchased one plus a couple of the new style as a gift. My only wish is that you could order the capillary mat for the older style but they are no longer available and the new style won't work according to the CSR I spoke to.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    APS Seed Starting Kits

    By Emerald Thumb

    from West Chester, PA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Very effective

    Cons

    • Replace Occasionally

    Best Uses

    • Indoors

    Comments about APS 24:

    I have used the APS systems to start my seeds for many years. It is an excellent system that yields 90+% germination rates. For my purposes as a backyard gardener, I see no reason to change.

    However, over time, some of the individual components of the system do break down with repeated use. I was disappointed to find that some of the individual components were not available for sale on your website. Is this a temporary out of stock situation or a policy issue that will continue in future years.

    Thanks

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nothing better than APS!!!

    By Carol Avid Gardener

    from Schuylkill Haven, PA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Hardy
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Difficult To Store

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Indoors

    Comments about APS 24:

    I have used APS units for years. Haven't found anything better for seedstarting. Very disappointed that only one size is now available. Had to leave all my old ones in Germany when we moved back to the USA.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Water Reservoir cracked on first use.

    By mastergardener

    from MN

    About Me Master Gardener

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Water Reservoirs Cracked

      Best Uses

        Comments about APS 24:

        Water reservoir cracked on first use. Reservoir is the same quality and thickness as the single use pots that commercial greenhouses use for seedlings. Unacceptable, especially considering the price. Good idea poorly executed. Arin at customer service said it should not be used with heating mats although this is not disclosed anywhere in the instructions or product description. Very few of these would be sold if it were described as unsuitable with heating mats.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        So easy, and a time saver

        By Novice but learning

        from Ripton, VT

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Low Maintenance
        • Time saver

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about APS 24:

          It's easy to set up, and once the seeds are planted, I only have to add water to the tray about once a week (unlike my conventional seed-starting trays, where I have to check the soil daily).

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent product

          By Connie

          from Virginia

          About Me Master Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about APS 24:

            Have used for several years. Have started many happy plants.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Super seed starting kit!

            By Barb M.

            from Upper Peninsula of Michigan

            About Me Master Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Lightweight
            • No Top Water Less Issues
            • Sturdy Long Lasting
            • Success For New Growers
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Seed starting
              • Small Cuttings

              Comments about APS 24:

              PLEASE see my full review of the APS units under APS Starter kit--I should have posted it here, but bought the multi-piece kit this year so it came up first & I posted it there. Getting the APS Starter kit with two APS units, marking tags, water level indicator, plant food if you use it, and starting formula all in one kit is great for convenience and offered at a savings over the total prices on the items.

              If you just want the single unit, without extras, then this is the kit to buy over all other products I've tried. Please do go look up APS Starter Kit--I wrote a detailed review.

              My favorite seed starter after trying many kits, methods, containers of all sorts, etc. over my 55 years of gardening!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Seedling Starter

              By MtnGal

              from Golden, CO

              About Me Master Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Lightweight
              • Self watering

              Cons

              • Plant Cells Are Shallow

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about APS 24:

              I just started using it. I have a plug starter and my plan was to pot my seedlings up to the APS 24 tray and grow them in that until transplanting. As such, the cells are a little too shallow. If your plan is to just start seeds, then it will be great, but you may need to pot up to deeper pots before transplanting to the garden.

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              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Wonderful for starting primroses

              By Primrose lover

              from Rhode Island

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Keep Seeds Moist

              Cons

              • More Expensive Now

              Best Uses

                Comments about APS 24:

                I use these to sow my primrose seeds. I first saw them years ago when a friend was leaving the RI Spring Flower Show with one. She pointed out its virtues of having a water reservoir plus a plastic cover to hold in moisture as seeds began to grow. I was "sold" and went home with 2 of them. They cost about $5 or $6 then. (Now significantly more). They worked perfectly with primrose seeds, which need moisture, but not too much, and I have used them ever since that time.
                Because of the price increase, I am now contemplating re-using some of the parts. But this method works for me on my light cart indoors, so I will continue with it.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                excellent product, very well thought out

                By linds

                from riverhead, L.I. New York

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Great Ease Of Use

                Cons

                • NO Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Indoors
                • Outdoors

                Comments about APS 24:

                bottom line is that its a very forgiving way to start nice healthy plants.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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