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Exclusive | Earth-Friendly, Self-Watering Fast Start® Seedstarter Ensures Success

  • Fast germination and robust seedling growth in a convenient self-watering growing system
  • Earth-friendly planting tray is made from a biodegradable cornstarch-based material
  • Heavy-duty reservoir is dishwasher-safe; reusable capillary mat is machine-washable

Starting plants from seed has never been easier! The culmination of four years of research and testing, our new Fast Start® Seedstarter represents a breakthrough in successful seedstarting. The new 24-cell planting tray is made from a revolutionary cornstarch-based material that offers the sturdiness of plastic but will biodegrade under landfill conditions — there‚Äôs no need to wash and sterilize at the end of the season because you use a fresh one each year. The rigid, molded plastic reservoir is dishwasher safe, leak-proof and will last for years. And the new, reusable capillary mat is machine washable. The Fast Start Seedstarter includes one each of the clear greenhouse cover, biodegradable planting tray, capillary mat, reservoir and platform.

  • Cornstarch-based PLA resin planting trays, molded plastic reservoir, platform and dome and polypropylene capillary mat
  • 14-3/4" L x 9-1/4" W x 5" H overall
  • 24, 2" square planting cells
  • Reservoir is dishwasher-safe
  • Capillary mat is machine-washable
  • Planting tray is biodegradable under landfill conditions
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Fast Start™ Seedstarter
 
4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (32)
  • Durable (24)
  • Lightweight (24)
  • Easy to store (19)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden (14)
    • Patio (7)
    • Deck (5)
    • Kitchen (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Midrange shopper (20), Budget shopper (14)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Easy Peasy

    By Melastom

    from Newark, DE

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

        I am using the seed starters under the "sun-lite grow lights". They fit in on the shelves perfectly and because they are mostly self watering, they make it really easy to start plants from seeds. I have over 200 plants almost ready to plant. Other planting containers would not have fit so nicely into the grow light stand, so I wouldn't have been able to start so many at one time. I would make this purchase again, but I don't think I will have to for years, because the packs feel pretty durable.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works as advertised

        By Dave

        from St. Louis, MO

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Germination
        • Mat Keeps Soil Just Moist

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

            Really a great product. Only minor issue is that I can't get the seedlings out without turning them upside down which required me to cut them out individually.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great system!

            By silofarm

            from Lancaster, NH

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Store
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

              Seeds start quickly; seedlings stay watered but not water logged; reusable, & tray is durable. I transplant seedlings to larger peat pots and continue to use the system to keep seedlings watered and fertilized. Trays are really durable!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              SUPER REPLACEMENT FOR THE APS SYSTEM

              By BOB

              from CARVER MA

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Cover Too Large

              Best Uses

              • Seed Starting

              Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

              THIS IS THE SECOND YEAR I HAVE USED THIS PRODUCT. I HAD SUPERB RESULTS LAST YEAR AND HOPE TO DO BETTER THIS YEAR. COVER HAS A LITTLE TOO MUCH PLAY AND CAN SLIP DOWN EASILY.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Almost perfect

              By JudyI

              from Washington, D.C.

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Store
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

                  I bought three of these sets for seed-starting. They are well-designed and constructed and work as advertised except for one major shortcoming: If used as designed, the dome does not reach the top of the tray, leaving about a one-inch or 1.5-inch gap, so moisture will escape more quickly. The solution is to put plastic wrap around the dome and the tray.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nicely made, easy to do

                  By Brian

                  from Dallas, Texas

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Patio

                    Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

                    Easy to set up and maintain, self watering system is great!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Love the wicking mat

                    By Emily

                    from Chelsea, MI zone 5

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors

                      Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

                      I've gotten hooked on these planting trays with capillary mats. Perfect for starting seeds! I'm using the included cell tray now; when that is no longer useful, I plan to use individual 3-4" pots on the tray so I can grow full-sized lettuce indoors.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      I sure hope this is going to do the job

                      By MIphoto

                      from Saginaw MI

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Store

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden

                        Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

                        It's the first of March...we've got 38" of snow sitting on the garden, and the wind chill is 24 degrees below zero. A little early to start planting the heirloom tomato seeds. But I'll surely let you know how it all worked out in a month!

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Yes, it is a fast starter!

                        By Plant Lover Carol

                        from Westminster, CO

                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Store
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Plants Grow Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Deck
                          • Garden
                          • Kitchen
                          • Patio

                          Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

                          I am using this to start my garden. I have it on the ledge in the bathroom. It is neat to see the plants coming up. It was easy to put together and plant. It has been easy to take care of and so light but not flimsy. In fact, it does not require much care but is great to watch.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          lOVE THIS PRODUCT

                          By COLORADO GARDNER

                          from NORTHGLENN COLORADO

                          About Me Budget Shopper

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Store
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Garden

                            Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

                            I HAVE BEEN STARTING MY OWN SEEDS FOR 5 YEARS NOW.THIS UNIT IS PROVING TO BE THE BEST AND EASIEST WAY TO START SEEDS THAT I HAVE COME ACROSS.I LOVE THE DEPTH OF THE SEED CELLS AND THE SELF WATERING TAKES THE GUESS WORK OUT OF HOW MUCH WATER SEEDS NEED AND ALSO KEEPS EVERYTHING NICE AND NEAT .I WILL BE BUYING MORE OF THESE UNITS

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