GrowEase Seed Starter Kit

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GrowEase Seed Starter Kit, 12 Cells
Item# 8589988

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$9.95
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GrowEase Seed Starter Kit, 24 Cells
Item# 8589987

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$16.95
3 or more $15.00 each

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Exclusive | Easy-Care, Earth-Friendly Seed Starting Kit — 100% Germination Guaranteed!

  • Seed starting success starts here!
  • Self-watering; prevents over- and under-watering
  • Dishwasher-safe so it's easy to clean between uses
  • Made from heavy-duty, recycled plastic

You’ll be amazed at how fast and healthy your seedlings grow. We’ve solved the challenges of over- or under-watering with the no-fail self-watering feature. Simply fill the reservoir and plants get the water they need, when they need it. That’s worry-free watering! Forget flimsy, single-use look-alike seed starting kits; our heavy-duty system is reusable, again and again. It includes an extra-sturdy leak-proof reservoir, platform and planting cell tray that are all dishwasher-safe, making them easy to clean and sterilize between uses. And the capillary mat, which delivers moisture as seedlings need it, can be used over and over; simply hand wash between uses. A clear germination cover maintains proper humidity while the seeds are germinating. The support platform that holds the planting cells doubles as a seedling ejector. All at an unbeatable price! We recommend using our Organic Seed Starting Mix, sold separately.

Product Details
  • 100% post-industrial or pre-consumer recycled plastic, polypropylene capillary mat
  • 12-cell seed starter is 14-3/4" L x 5-1/2" W and holds 1-1/2 quarts of seed starting mix
  • 24-cell seed starter is 14-3/4" L x 9-1/4" W and holds 3 quarts of seed starting mix
  • Each cell is 2" square x 2-1/4" H
  • Germination dome is 2-3/4" H
  • Water reservoir holds 5 cups (12-cell kit) or 10 cups (24-cell kit)
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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4.3

(based on 182 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (120)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (14)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Easy to clean (6)
  • Self-watering (5)
  • Reusable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Seed starting (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (166), Yes (10)

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4.0

Good product

By Nicole C Williams

from Dallas, GA

Verified Buyer

Comments about : GrowEase Seed Starter Kit, 12 Cells:

I live in an area where you can direct sow a lot of seeds. I used this along with just a regular pot and truthfully whole the regular pot sprouted noticeably faster and had a better germination rate, I think the error was probably on me since it was my first time using the tray. It definitely keeps the cells moist which was a plus! It's a great idea.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

I will buy again

By wingmeridian

from Vero Beach, Fla

Verified Buyer

Comments about : GrowEase Seed Starter Kit, 12 Cells:

it works great for starting seeds

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
2.0

Can't recommend

By Brenna

from Baltimore, MD

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

  • Can't get plants out

Best Uses

    Comments about : GrowEase Seed Starter Kit, 12 Cells:

    When I first received these, I was impressed by their durability and design. However, problems soon emerged. The germination mix became saturated and I had to remove the capillary mat and reservoir until it all dried out a bit. After that, I put the sets back together, but they didn't seem to stay evenly moist - there were always a few cells which were wetter or drier than the others. However, the worst part was getting the seedlings out! The soil stuck to the sides and wouldn't push out. I used a plastic knife around the edges to coax the seedlings out but still lost a lot of roots. So disappointing and now it's too late to start over until next year.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Total disaster

    By Long-time Gardener

    from Avon, CT

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    • Can't get seedlings out without damage

    Best Uses

    • Throw in trash

    Comments about : GrowEase Seed Starter Kit, 12 Cells:

    I have used the APS kits for years...with consistently great results. However, the new "Growease" kit is a total disaster. Bottom line: it is so poorly designed that it is impossible to get your seedlings out of the tray without doing serious damage to them. The only way I could get them out was to use a spoon as a mini-trowel and dig them out. I am surprised and appalled that Gardeners Supply is selling such a poorly designed product to its customers.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    These Are Perfect

    By Vic

    from Iowa

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about : GrowEase Seed Starter Kit, 12 Cells:

    I used these for seed starting under fluorescent tubes. They're the perfect size to fit under the lights so you can lower it to 3" above the seedlings and all the light is directed to all the plants. The perfect width.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Better than available from big box stores.

    By DWiz

    from Naperville, IL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Thicker plastic than the big box store kits.

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about : GrowEase Seed Starter Kit, 12 Cells:

        Started Cukes, peppers, kohlrabi and Parsley.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Harvest earlier by starting seeds indoors

        By Kentucky backyard gardener

        from Louisville, Kentucky

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Can be washed in the dishwasher
        • Made of recycled materials
        • Prevents over-/under-watering
        • Reusable
        • Self-watering
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors for seed-starting
          • In greenhouse for hardening-off plants

          Comments about : GrowEase Seed Starter Kit, 12 Cells:

          I like that this is made from post-consumer recycled materials and that it is reusable. I like that it can be cleaned in the dishwasher. I very much appreciate that it is sturdy and that it has a wicking system to prevent over- or under-watering tender seedlings. This is a great way to get a jump on the growing season by starting seeds indoors!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Worked great!

          By PJ

          from Ubly, MI

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about : GrowEase Seed Starter Kit, 12 Cells:

          When I've tried to start seeds in the past, I occasionally forgot to check moisture levels and the soil dried out too much. With this set up, I didn't need to add water for almost 3 weeks and all of my seeds sprouted and are doing well.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          I did buy this product again!!!

          By Spunky

          from Franconia,NH

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about : GrowEase Seed Starter Kit, 12 Cells:

          I love them!!! Going out of town is easy no need for the house sitter to water my plants. I can reuse them next year.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Awful replacement for APS System

          By Sad in C-ville

          from Charlottesville, VA

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about : GrowEase Seed Starter Kit, 12 Cells:

          If this is a substitute for the APS system, forget it. I would hope that someone at Gardener's Supply would have tested the ability to easily (without trauma to the plant) remove seedlings from the cells. The platform does not work to help eject the cells, it only pokes a little hole in the bottom of them. You have to dig them out and in 40 years of gardening, I've never calculated that I would lose 40% of the seedlings I just tried to transplant into larger containers. We start seeds because they are varieties you won't find in any store. Since I've used it I can't return it so I am trashing it. Please test your products through all stages before selling them

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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