APS Starter Kit
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APS Starter Kit

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Exclusive | You Can't Miss With Our All-In-One APS Seedstarting Kit

Starter kit includes:

  • Two self-watering APS-24 seed starters
  • Two "greenhouse covers" for faster germination
  • 9 quarts of Germinating Mix
  • 24 wooden seedling markers
  • Two water-level indicators
  • 2.5 oz of Plant Health Care for Seedlings fertilizer

Here's everything you need to grow your own plants from seed. With our Accelerated Propagation System Kit, you're guaranteed a successful start to your garden.

  • Save over individual prices on our most popular seedstarters!
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APS Starter Kit
 
4.4

(based on 234 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Holding capacity (125)
  • Attractive (87)
  • Drains well (79)
  • Lightweight (65)
  • Easy to use (61)

Cons

  • Flimsy (33)
  • Grows mold/mildew (13)
  • Deteriorates/rots (4)

Best Uses

  • Growing seeds (175)
  • Garden (32)
  • Plant transferal (31)
  • Outdoor plants (30)
  • Household plants (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (126), Getting started (39), Practical (38), Master gardener (25), Budget shopper (18)

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5.0

The APS Starter Kit Was Perfect

By Colorado Garden Girl

from Boulder, Colorado

About Me Master Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Drains Well
  • Holding Capacity
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Growing Seeds

    Comments about APS Starter Kit:

    Absolutely great for starting vegetables from seed.
    The self watering system allowed us to go away on vacation for a week and not worry about about our seedlings drying out.
    Loved it that the starter kit had everything needed to grow healthy, hardy plants that we will be putting in our garden in May.

     
    5.0

    Best seed starting kit around!

    By Barb M.

    from Upper Peninsula of Michigan

    About Me Master Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Available In Many Sizes
    • Easy For New Gardeners
    • Good quality
    • Lasts for years
    • Lightweight
    • No Top Watering Issues
    • Sturdy
    • Takes Care Of Itself

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Growing Seeds
      • Small Cuttings

      Comments about APS Starter Kit:

      I've been using these APS starting kits for many, many years. As long as you keep water in the bottom tray, they take care of themselves for those who are short on time. I have gotten probably 7 or more years out of most of them (cleaning & storing each winter) and parts are available if the clear top gets stepped on, etc.

      **Read and follow directions if you're new to seed starting for first timer's success. This unit helps insure it!

      I have less damping off (I use the Gardener's Supply sterile seed starting formula), no drying out, and better seedling germination with these. The plants form nice roots that pop out easily without damage. Pick your size choice of seed-ball cavity. Start tons in one tray, then transplant to larger pots if needed to grow on to huge plants before setting out. Or, start in larger cavities if easiest for you to do one-step.

      Overall--best kit around and I've tried many over my 55 years of gardening.

       
      4.0

      Very convenient!

      By Grow-Mo

      from Greenbelt, MD

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Holding Capacity
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Growing Seeds

      Comments about APS Starter Kit:

      The seed starting tray that I had used for several years had finally broken last year, so I needed to find a new tray for this year's seedlings. This set certainly had everything I needed - space for 48 seedlings, plenty of seed-starting mix, and a self-watering tray. I especially like the water-level indicators - makes it much easier to seewhen it's time to re-fill the reservoir! You do have to be careful with the somewhat flimsy styrofoam tray - I made the mistake of picking up the filled tray one-handed, and a piece of the styrofoam broke off. But it should be fine if you carefully pick it up bracing it with both hands.

       
      5.0

      Excellent Product!

      By rlchemist

      from Montana

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Drains Well
      • Easy to clean
      • Easy to use
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Growing Seeds

        Comments about APS Starter Kit:

        This is the best seed starting kit I have ever used. The germinating soil mix is outstanding, it wicks water from the bottom very well. The kit is very easy to use with all the various parts fitting perfectly. Removal of the seedling is a breeze without causing any damage to the root system.
        I highly recommend this product!

         
        4.0

        All In One

        By Wilbur's Wonder

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Holding Capacity
        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Sloshy

        Best Uses

        • Growing Seeds

        Comments about APS Starter Kit:

        Just assembled this (very easy) and put my seeds in to germinate. I recommend setting it up where you plan to use it as its quite "sloshy" after adding the water. The cover only rests on the platform, which surprised me, but its retaining warmth well so it works fine. Instructions are pretty clear and its really easy to assemble. Haven't added any fertilizer yet - forgot to get that ready before I started the planting process

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        tennisnut

        By Barb

        from Indiana

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Holding Capacity
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Growing Seeds
          • Plant Transferal

          Comments about APS Starter Kit:

          I have used APS growing system for many years. I am continuing to use my "old" ones; but increasing my seed starting so purchased some extra systems. The newer models appear to be more durable, my old systems are >10 years old! Thanks,

           
          3.0

          not sturdy

          By gt

          from colorado

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

          • Flimsy
          • Not sturdy

          Best Uses

          • Growing Seeds

          Comments about APS Starter Kit:

          I love the concept, but the trays break very easily. I would also like to see larger trays and cells for bigger plants. Denser styrofome is definitely needed and doubling the size of the trays would help.

           
          4.0

          Excellent results!

          By Dirt Digger

          from Nonesuch, KY

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • No Hassle With Watering

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Growing Seeds

            Comments about APS Starter Kit:

            It's such fun to watch seeds germinate and grow right on your windowsill.

             
            5.0

            Top of the Line

            By Brett

            from St. Joseph MO

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Drains Well
            • Holding Capacity
            • Lightweight
            • Sturdy
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Growing Seeds

              Comments about APS Starter Kit:

              Product is Great, Customer Service is even Better. Please keep it up GS!!!!!!

               
              5.0

              Great product

              By Keith the intrepid gardener

              from Orange County, NC

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Highly Reliable
              • Lightweight
              • Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Growing Seeds

                Comments about APS Starter Kit:

                Have used these for years. Duct tape helped survive all the abuse they have been through but finally time to upgrade to a few new ones. Virtually 100% success starting plants with these.

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