Seed Starting Grow Kit
Seed Starting Grow Kit Seed Starting Grow Kit Seed Starting Grow Kit *12-Cell Seedstarting Grow Kit *24-Cell Seedstarting Grow Kit

Seed Starting Grow Kit

Seed Starting Grow Kit, 12
Item # 8587916
$9.95
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Item # 8587917
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Exclusive | The Fastest and Best Seedstarter You Can Buy — 100% Germination Guaranteed!

  • Our best seed starting system ever!
  • Self-watering; takes the guesswork out of starting seeds
  • All-in-one, simple-to-use Kit ensures 100% germination
  • Dishwasher-safe so it's easy to clean

You’ll be amazed at how quickly seeds will grow in this convenient, self-watering system. Simply add water and the eco-friendly coconut coir pellets expand to fill each cell — no need to handle messy soil mix. You’re ready to plant! The biggest problem for home seed starting is over- or under-watering. We've solved it! Just fill the reservoir and plants get the water they need, when they need it. That’s worry-free watering!

This improved system, based on customer feedback, includes an extra-sturdy leakproof 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.

Recycled Plastic
  • 100% post-industrial or pre-consumer recycled plastic, polypropylene capillary mat, coir grow mix pellets
  • 12-cell Seedstarter is 14-3/4" L x 5-1/2" W
  • 24-cell Seedstarter is 14-3/4" L x 9-1/4" W
  • 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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.0

(based on 23 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Seed starting (4)
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4.0

Great Product but...

By Stormy

from Bossier City, LA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Community Gardens

    First, let me say that I am a Master Gardener and use these trays to start the seedlings (over 100 seedlings every month) for all the community gardens in our two towns and However, I'm partial to the older version as that version was easier to remove the seedlings.
    With that said, this newer version is better overall as they are easier to clean even if you just use the outdoor hose with bleach in a bucket.
    Would I recommend this to anyone? You bet!

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Great Seed Starter with minimal maintance

    By NH

    from Upstate NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          The self watering feature is essential for my busy lifestyle. I just have to figure out how to keep my cat from clipping the seedlings. But without the cat it works great

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Works like a charm

          By Stormy

          from Bossier City, LA

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Cleans up quickly
          • easy to use
          • Fantastic Seed Start Rate

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Flowers
            • Herbs
            • Vegetables

            First, as a Master Gardener and one that starts the seeds for the 6 community gardens in our area, I would definitely recommend these trays even to a beginner gardener. I was completely surprised when I received my order and all the trays I ordered came with a bag of germinating mix! What a special treat and nice surprise and one that will definitely be used.
            I do not ever use the "dome" to cover the seeds as I use the 3-tier grow light system.
            I've had no problems with any of the seeds not germinating without using the dome.
            Great product and outstanding support from the folks at Gardener's Supply!

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            • No
             
            5.0

            These are great!

            By KM

            from IL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Affordable
            • easy to use
            • Great quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                This seed starter kit is great. I have bought several. They are lightweight and a manageable size, making cleaning and storage easy.

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                • No
                 
                3.0

                Works ok, but could be better

                By Avid tomato grower

                from Chino Hills, CA

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • easy to use
                • Self-watering

                Cons

                • Difficult To Transfer
                • No Water Level Gage

                Best Uses

                • Tomatoes

                I used for tomtato seeds this March. Only half the plantings sprouted in about 1-2 weeks, but that was probably the temperature (more sprouted about 2-3 weeks later). Easy to set up. Once it's set up; however, you can't tell how much water is inside other than by picking up and tilting, but that's not accurate. With the transparent cover, mold started growing on the soil and wood labels, so i removed it. My main complaint was getting the seedlings out. The product desctription states: "The support platform that holds the planting cells doubles as a seedling ejector." I tried this, but the platform legs just broke up the soil. I ended up using a knife to dislodge the soil from the sides, then used a plastic fork to pry up the seedling. This worked ok, but it would be much easier if this was built using individual containers you could separate, tilt down, and then squeeze out the seedlings one-by-one.

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                5.0

                STURDY

                By Anne

                from Raleigh, NC

                Verified Buyer

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                  Cons

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                      I was immediately impressed by how sturdy the tray and other components are. This is something I will be able to reuse for many years. Because all seeds don't germinate at the same time, I elected to use peet/coir pellets that are encased in mesh so I can lift them easily and transfer them to another tray without a dome. This is the first time I have used a watering mat and I am impressed with the performance. I have had close to 100% germination, even with seeds from a previous year. I bought 2 of these and when they go on sale, I will probably get a couple of more and get rid of older, more flimsy trays.

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                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By Russ@PTC

                      from Atlanta, Georgia

                      Verified Buyer

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                            Great product. Was surprised how well the watering system works. I have never had much success with coir so was planning on using some nursery purchased potting soil. I was pleasantly surprised when I received at no charge two bags of Gardener's potting soil to use instead of the coir.

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                            • No

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Get a head start

                            By Phil K.

                            from Groveland, MA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Complete set
                            • Durable
                            • High capacity

                            Cons

                            • Clear Dome Not Tight
                            • High Investment

                            Best Uses

                            • Garden Head Start
                            • Seed starting

                            I bought four of these to start my seeds with after several years of utilizing starters from the "bargain store." Right off the bat, these trays have cells twice as wide and twice as many (I bought the 24 cell trays.) The footprint of the tray is naturally larger, however the larger cells have already paid off as my squash seedlings are growing like weeds. These trays should eliminate issues I had with seedlings running out of root room.

                            The trays are a much heavier plastic than my previous ones and look like they will hold up to sanitizing in the dishwasher. The coir pellets were easy to use, however I plan to use regular seed starting mix next year. The capillary mat system keeps everything nice and moist which has been a problem in the past.

                            Minor complaint: the plastic domes do not secure to the trays, rather they just rest on top. It should not be a problem as I don't intend to move them around prior to transplanting. All in all, an investment which looks to be a good one that should last a significant time.

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                            • No

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            product did not work well

                            By gardener

                            from Maine

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  I used the product as suggested. I had a lower germination rate than I have ever had with any other technique. Seeds that were planted in different trays right next to these came up fine. Neat idea but something about it does not work.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Amazing- pepper & tomato seedlings loved

                                  By Fommy

                                  from Boston, MA

                                  Verified Reviewer

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                                    Cons

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                                        I got this accidentally in a Gardners.com order (they gave it to me free). I will now be buying more. I had similar seeds in the cowpots (purchased here also). The cowpots were nice but molded and grew mushrooms. This seed trey is clean and quick.

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                                        • No

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                                        • Expert advice and answers to frequently asked questions about starting plants from seed.
                                        • Expert advice on starting your own plants from seed.

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                                        We're proud of the fact that this item is shipped to you directly from our warehouse in Vermont, by one of our 250 employee-owners. In-stock items are packed with care and shipped within the next business day to ensure prompt delivery to your home and garden!

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