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Fast Start® Seedstarter
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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’s 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 37 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (35)
  • Durable (26)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Easy to store (20)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden (16)
    • Patio (8)
    • Deck (6)
    • Kitchen (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Midrange shopper (22), Budget shopper (14)

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    4.0

    Fast-Start

    By Ed

    from Cheyenne, WY

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

      I have used this product for years. I am reordering to increase capacity. Very easy to use.

       
      4.0

      Great Bottom Half, Top Half needs work

      By Cedar Gardener

      from Cedar City, UT

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Indoor

      Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

      So, I just ordered and planted my first of these types of products, after deliberating between it, the APS, and the deep start. I had bought several deep start trays on clearance a while ago, and I am using one of those in conjunction with the rest of this system. The actual planting pots and plastic cover on this system seem flimsy and likely to melt/die within a year, but I LOVE the deep bottom reservoir, the mat, and the platform, and I think those parts are still a good value. I would love to see them make a better cover that would be compatible with this bottom and/or the deep-start planting cells. I will probably order four more.

       
      5.0

      Great Seedstarter

      By MarciaLee

      from Georgia

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Deck
        • Garden
        • Patio
        • Searting Seeds Under Grow
        • Seed Starter Under Lights

        Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

        I am very happy with this seedstarter. The quality is good. I have ordered several items and have been happy with every item I have purchased.

        (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.

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