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This all-in-one unit ensures steady supply of water for seedlings. Just keep the reservoir filled and the soil will remain perfectly moist. The APS 40 ensures sturdy, healthy transplants that will thrive in your garden. The insulated growing tray and greenhouse cover trap warmth and moisture to speed germination. The capillary matting and reservoir let seedlings help themselves to water as they need it, even if you're away. Seedlings pop right out of the tray for planting, which prevents root damage and transplant shock. We recommend our Germinating Mix. Replacement Parts are available.
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I just don't get it.
from suncook nh
About Me Avid Gardener
Comments about APS 40:
I really, really like this system. I think I've been using it since it first came out. It's great, it's easy. I can grow a gazillion seeds with little or no effort. I've had great gardens. So, what don't I get? I don't get that the cost has gone up so much while the quality has gone down. I don't get why the styrofoam shells have gotten thinner and softer. They break more than they used to. But it's the reservoirs that really get me. They'll last one to two seasons. Then all the corners crack. No reservoires, no self-watering containers. What I find particularly frustrating is the kits and spare parts offered in the catalog and online only to be found "not available." For the APS24, I can buy the cover, the cells and the peg board, but not the capillary mats nor the reservoires. For the APS 40's, I can buy the covers and nothing else. I'm assuming you're discontinuing this line and selling off your remaining stock. That's OK. For the business. For the buyer, it's frustrating and a little disappointing.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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This is a great seedling growing system!
By Seed Man
from Oxnard, CA
About Me Master Gardener
We are using this product to improve seedling growth for testing. It really works great. I just wish it was made of sturdier material for reuse.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
These work great.
By Basking Ridge Gardener Girl
from Basking Ridge NJ
I am in my 3rd year using these and own three. These have held up surprisingly well. My only wish is a larger size for propagating plants, although I just planting 120 catmint cuttings that seem to be doing great. Roots seem really strong when seeds are started in these.
Watch them grow
from Fort Wayne, IN
This was the best for growing my seeds and can be used many times.
Good product, but not full proof
from Anderson, IN
This product worked about as well as all the other seed starting products that I have tried. The problem that I am having is adjusting the amount of water that the seedlings get. The directions with this device say if they feel too damp, then take the mat out of the water. Nobody has yet to make me understand what too wet or dry means. I've had several seedlings in the past damp off or die from not enough water. All of the seeds that I started with this system damped off.
Excellent Seed Starter
from Westchester County, NY
I started some Tom Thumb Baby Bibbs seeds in the APS40 about 3 weeks ago, and now I have a large crop of healthy, strong seedlings almost ready for transplanting to larger containers for an early spring crop on my deck.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Easy and Fun to Use
from Brutus, MI
I really like the ease of setup and use. Once established it may constantly used to start seeds of all types, keeping in mind that certain plants transfer better than others. I used it mostly for starting/establishing vining plants. not a good use for root plants like radishes, carrots potatoes. et al.
Talk about easy
from Renton, WA
Best if all seeds are of the same package because must uncover once germinated. Last for years when washed between uses.
from rochester, NY
I have an old model of this unit and it has stood the time of usuage, it still keeps going! So I ordered another one to add to my collection. Very good product.
Excellent way to start your seeds
By Master Gardener
from Lexington, KY
Great product for getting your seeds started. Have excellent results every time.
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