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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.

  • 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
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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APS 24
 
4.4

(based on 167 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (114)
  • Lightweight (85)
  • Versatile (45)
  • Attractive (23)
  • Easy to use (19)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Indoors (111)
  • Garden (54)
  • Outdoors (14)
  • Patio (7)
  • Seed starting (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (113), Master gardener (21), Getting started (19), Practical (8), Budget shopper (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (153)

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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

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  • Personal
 
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.

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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.

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      • Personal
       
      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).

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        • Personal
         
        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.

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          • Personal
           
          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!

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            • Personal
             
            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.

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              • Personal
               
              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.

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              • Personal
               
              3.0

              Not as good as the original APS system

              By Georgia Boy

              from Athens, Georgia

              About Me Master Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about APS 24:

                I have been using APS seed starting trays for many years, but the new design has a very flimsy reservoir that splits easily and won't hold water. When I come to the Gardener's Supply web site to purchase extra reservoirs they seem to always be on backorder. I have resorted to picking up cheap plastic trays from my local big box store.

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                • Personal

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                Instructions for APS 24

                Articles

                • Expert advice on starting your own plants from seed.
                • When starting seeds indoors, you'll want to use the right growing medium and be sure to give your plants adequate light. But what sort of container will you plant the seeds into?
                • Expert advice and answers to frequently asked questions about starting plants from seed.

                There are no special shipping restrictions or charges associated with this item. For detailed information about our delivery methods and charges, click here.

                We're proud of the fact that this item is shipped to you directly from our warehouse in Vermont, by one of our 250 employee-owners. In-stock items are packed with care and shipped within the next business day to ensure prompt delivery to your home and garden!

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