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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 38 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (36)
  • Durable (27)
  • Lightweight (26)
  • Easy to store (21)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden (16)
    • Patio (8)
    • Deck (6)
    • Kitchen (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Midrange shopper (23), Budget shopper (14)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fast start for African Violet leaves.

    By Retired Jim

    from Cheyenne Wyoming

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fast Start™ Seedstarter:

        Plant a African Violet leaf and it will grow into another African Violet. Many times more that one, it may grow several new plants. You do not have to plant all 24 pots. Just plant what you need and it works great. It's easy to cut out a pot with scissors. Not all leaf's mature at the same time. Being able to cut out the mature plant works great. You can reorder more 24 pot sets. They are very low cost or use the pots you have. As long as they have holes in the bottom they should work good. I cut off a small corner of the capillary mat so that I could look down and see the water level. I'll be ordering more.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

            (4 of 4 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.

                (4 of 4 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.

                    (4 of 4 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!

                      (4 of 4 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.

                      (4 of 4 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.

                          (2 of 2 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!

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