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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.

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APS Starter Kit
 
4.4

(based on 232 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Holding capacity (124)
  • Attractive (85)
  • Drains well (78)
  • Lightweight (63)
  • Easy to use (61)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Growing seeds (173)
  • Garden (32)
  • Plant transferal (31)
  • Outdoor plants (30)
  • Household plants (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (126), Getting started (39), Practical (38), Master gardener (23), Budget shopper (18)

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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.

             
            3.0

            Expensive

            By Erik the Red

            from Montgomery, Alabama

            About Me Master Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Deforms
            • Flimsy
            • Hard to clean
            • Melts
            • Warps
            • Warpsmelts
            • Warps Melts

            Best Uses

            • Growing Seeds

            Comments about APS Starter Kit:

            Plastic film covering base shrinks and deforms/warps the base so pegbboard doesn't fit right. Water will overflow easily. Results seem to be related to starting soil mixture used. Difficult to fill individual cells and get good contact with capillary pad.

             
            4.0

            Good but trays r styrofoam.

            By Chickadee

            from Texas

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Excellent watering system
            • Great Soil

            Cons

            • Lids Don't Lock In2 Place
            • Styrofoam Trays

            Best Uses

            • Starting Seeds Quickly

            Comments about APS Starter Kit:

            Watering mat really works, water level indicator is a real plus. But difficult to remove seedlings one at a time since the white styrofoam tray sections are just tapered holes and have no bottom to hold the soil in when you pick up the tray. I dealt with this by scooping them out with a spoon since they weren't all ready for transplant at the same time.

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