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Exclusive | Our APS-24 Units Ensure Seedstarting Success

  • All-in-one seedstarting 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 157 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (109)
  • Lightweight (81)
  • Versatile (44)
  • Attractive (22)
  • Easy to use (19)

Cons

  • Flimsy (22)
  • Difficult to store (6)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (104)
  • Garden (52)
  • Outdoors (13)
  • Patio (7)
  • Seed starting (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (109), Getting started (18), Master gardener (16), Practical (8), Budget shopper (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (143)

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1.0

Styrofoam

By Pacha

from Seattle, wa

About Me Avid Gardener

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        Comments about APS 24:

        Styrofoam is banned in our city and I think it should have been more clear in the catalog picture and description that this is made of styrofoam. I returned it due to this. Source a recyclable material and I will order.

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        • Personal

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        2.0

        Not as good as the original

        By Oldman156

        from NJ

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

            Comments about APS 24:

            Tray was changed to cheap polystyrene foam. Will not buy this product again

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            5.0

            The best for seed starting

            By Bren

            from Massena ny

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about APS 24:

              100% seed germination every time

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              • Personal
               
              1.0

              Not so good...

              By rson123

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Difficult To Store
              • Difficult To Use
              • Flimsy
              • Unattractive

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about APS 24:

              I would not recommend this product, go with this one instead (2" Self-Watering Transplant Pots, Set of 40 Item # 33-859)

              Much better solution!

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              • Personal
               
              4.0

              Looks good

              By Maria

              from Peoria, Illinois

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Size

              Cons

              • Seems Cheaply Made

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about APS 24:

              I haven't had a chance to use this, just inspect the elements. It seems cheaply made, as others have said, but I suspect it will work well for my seedlings. I'm sure it will do great for this year, I just don't know if it will last for more than one year.

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              • Personal
               
              4.0

              A good way to start seeds

              By azgal

              from Southern Arizona

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden

                Comments about APS 24:

                The instructions that came with the set could not be clearer. We planted tomato and pepper seeds a couple of weeks ago nearly all of which have sprouted. With other seed starters we've used in the past we have had to water every day but so far have only had to water a couple of times. The only reason I haven't given 5 stars is that I ordered the 2" cells hoping I would be able to plant the seedlings directly into our self-watering planters but at this point it seems likely that we will need an in-between step as I'm not sure these plants will be large and strong enough to plant directly.

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                5.0

                Tough and long lasting

                By Becky

                from Eastern Oregon

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden
                  • Lawn
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about APS 24:

                  I purchased my APS seed starter systems from Gardener's Supply in about 1987 and have used them almost every year since then. I've had to replace the clear plastic tops on most of them and last year replaced a couple of the capilary mats. Over the years I've popped off two or three of the pegs, but they were easily glued back on. These things are awesome and with care will last forever!

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                  5.0

                  WORKS AS WELL AS ADVERTISED

                  By DASMCA

                  from MT.CARMEL,PA

                  About Me Professional Landscaper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden
                    • Indoors

                    Comments about APS 24:

                    THING WORKED LIKE A CHARM,ALL PLANTS CAME UP HEALTHY AND STRONG,NO PROBLEMO

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                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    Review of APS 24

                    By Crazy Daisy

                    from Martinez, CA

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about APS 24:

                        This unit serves me very well for starting seeds in my kitchen window. I've used it every early spring for eight or more years now.

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                        • Personal
                         
                        3.0

                        good water control but flimsy

                        By BNP

                        from Alexandria, Va

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Instructions
                        • Good Water Control

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden
                        • Indoors
                        • Seeds In Greenhouse

                        Comments about APS 24:

                        The base tray is too weak. Originally, the base was supported by a foam outer tray. That was eliminated. The black plastic water tray needs to be made of thicker material.

                        The top foam tray is difficult to clean for reuse. If floats so avidly, it will break if you try to hold it underwater for sterilization. I would prefer a top tray without dividers. I cut mine out (difficult to do). This works better for germinating a variety of seeds, that germinate at different times (only in fairy tales and Garden Supply catalogs do all the seeds germinate, and at the same time).

                        The best part is the watering system (tray/cloth wick), which works well and keeps the seeds consistantly moist for weeks on a fill.

                        I lift the germinated seeds from the soil mix with a pair of slats (cut from a vinyl narrow venetian blind), and insert them into 2" square "tree-band" pots for growing on.

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                        • Personal

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                        • 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.

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