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.

Product Details

  • 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 for African Violet leaves.

5

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.

Retired Jim

Cheyenne Wyoming

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Fast-Start

4

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

Ed

Cheyenne, WY

Great Bottom Half, Top Half needs work

4

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.

Cedar Gardener

Cedar City, UT

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Great Seedstarter

5

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.

MarciaLee

Georgia

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Easy Peasy

5

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.

Melastom

Newark, DE

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Works as advertised

5

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.

Dave

St. Louis, MO

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Great system!

5

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!

silofarm

Lancaster, NH

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SUPER REPLACEMENT FOR THE APS SYSTEM

4

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.

BOB

CARVER MA

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Almost perfect

4

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.

JudyI

Washington, D.C.

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Nicely made, easy to do

5

Easy to set up and maintain, self watering system is great!

Brian

Dallas, Texas

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