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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.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Fast start for African Violet leaves.
By Retired Jim
from Cheyenne Wyoming
About Me Midrange Shopper
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Cheyenne, WY
I have used this product for years. I am reordering to increase capacity. Very easy to use.
Great Bottom Half, Top Half needs work
By Cedar Gardener
from Cedar City, UT
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.
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)
from Newark, DE
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.
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Works as advertised
from St. Louis, MO
About Me Budget Shopper
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.
from Lancaster, NH
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!
SUPER REPLACEMENT FOR THE APS SYSTEM
from CARVER MA
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.
from Washington, D.C.
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.
Nicely made, easy to do
from Dallas, Texas
Easy to set up and maintain, self watering system is great!
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