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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 229 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Holding capacity (122)
  • Attractive (83)
  • Drains well (77)
  • Easy to use (60)
  • Lightweight (60)

Cons

  • Flimsy (32)
  • Grows mold/mildew (13)
  • Deteriorates/rots (4)

Best Uses

  • Growing seeds (170)
  • Garden (32)
  • Plant transferal (31)
  • Outdoor plants (30)
  • Household plants (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (123), Getting started (39), Practical (38), Master gardener (23), Budget shopper (18)

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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.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good, But Not the Best

          By Jeanie Beany

          from York, ME

          About Me Master Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • All Inclusive
          • Drains Well
          • Easy to handle
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Part Of The Kit Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • Growing Seeds

          Comments about APS Starter Kit:

          I purchased two different seed starter kits from Gardener's Supply this season, the Fast Start Kit, and the APS Kit. I much preferred the Fast Start Kit. Actually, after using one of the APS Kits, I returned the second one I purchased and got another Fast Start Kit in its place. I found I didn't need the water level indicator in the APS Kit. Also, when I lifted the seedling tray to get the roots free from the fabric, the styrofoam broke quite easily. I had no such problem with the Fast Start seedling tray.

          All in all, the concept of watering and fertilizing seedlings from below as they grow in both kits is very easy and resulted in strong healthy seedlings. The fertilizer that comes with the kits is just right for young plants. I diluted the fertilizer about half-strength before I added it to the reservoir. However, I didn't see that mentioned in the directions. I'd like to see that added to the directions in the future. The system is so good that I went away for a weekend and didn't have to worry about my seedlings drying out. I just made sure the reservoir was full before I left. I grew my seedlings under a Gardeners Supply lighting system which I purchased this year. I am very glad I did. I am planting well over 100 veggie, perennial, and annual plants in my garden this year. I feel they are as good and healthy as those professionally grown. I have never had such success in the past. I highly recommend both starter kits, but prefer the Fast Start Kit to the APS Kit.

           
          5.0

          amazing first try

          By connie

          from palatine illinois

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Drains Well
          • Lightweight
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Growing Seeds
            • Plant Transferal

            Comments about APS Starter Kit:

            results were great veggies started were 100% seed starting will use for many years

             
            5.0

            Great Product

            By cramsey1

            from Salt Lake City, Utah

            About Me Master Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Drains Well
            • Holding Capacity
            • Lightweight
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • Grows Mold/Mildew

            Best Uses

            • Growing Seeds
            • Household Plants
            • Outdoor Plants
            • Plant Transferal

            Comments about APS Starter Kit:

            I use this product every year. It stands up to the use and does a great job of starting all my plant seeds. It is reusable and sturdy. I love this product. It is mush better than peat pots or other seed starting methods because of its self watering process.

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