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72 Cell Self-Watering Eco-Friendly Ultimate Growing System

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Start all your seeds in one -100% compostable- kit!

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Grow like a pro! Use this 100% sustainable seed-starting kit to grow bigger and better seedlings every time-we guarantee it. Developed and tested by Burpee's experts, this all-in-one kit promotes healthy root development and helps reduce overwatering providing you with resilient plants. Each cell measures approximately 1.5” (w) by 1.5” (l) and 2”(h), are perfect for starting any herb, flower or vegetable.
This kit measures 10”(w) x 20”(l) and includes:
  • 2. Planting Trays (36 cells each)
  • Self-Watering Mat
  • Plant stands
  • Watering Tray
  • 72 Burpee Super Growing Pellets
  • Clear Greenhouse Dome
  • 2 Plant-O-Grams ( diagram charts)
  • 6 4” Plant Markers
  • 1 oz. Espoma Organic Fertilizer
    US Design Patent No. D495,621
    Expert Tip: Place Super Growing Pellets flat-side down, and add warm water slowly for maximum expansion.
    Recommended for use with 9" x 19.5" Seedlings Heat Mat
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    72 Cell Self-Watering Eco-Friendly Ultimate Growing System is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 29.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from bad pellets--please stop using coconut coir These pellets are made from coconut coir, which just does not work for growing things. I get that we all want to be environmentally responsible, after all, gardening is a significant part of that, but coconut coir should be banished from garden products, at least residential gardening products. nothing grows in this stuff for me. Maybe commercial growers with their fancy equipment can grow plants in coconut coir, but not for me. stick with peat for seed starting, please. I get that they are more expensive--just charge for it. No one wants to waste their time on failed seed starting.
    Date published: 2017-04-20
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Might as well use $25 to light a cigar. I have looked far and wide for the biggest waste of $25 over the years since e-commerce took off and I am confident that my search is finally over. As proof, I offer up the Burpee 72-cell "Ultimate Growing System." This engineering (lack of capitalization intended) marvel consists of the highest grade injection molded plastic that can be purchased for less than $1.25 per "system." The product contains valuable features such as a lid that is off-sized enough that it cannot maintain any top of retention to the base (although it does sit ont top jauntily tilted like a fedora from an old movie. Another feature is the non expanding soil pellets that allow you to test you home drainage as 73.6% of the soil disks do not expand but, simply alllow the disks soil to wash out the cell drain. In conclusion, if you are like me and trying to find the biggest waste of $25 on the internet, you might try ordering this product. As for me, next time I'll light a cigar.
    Date published: 2017-04-10
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from 72 Call Seed Starting System-Pod Failure Thank you Burpee for turning a 20 minute project into and hour and a half. Most of the pellets remained rock hard and some were half sized. I ended up dumping them all in a bucket with hot water and still some wouldn't come apart. After breaking them up with my hands I had to fill each cell individually. What a mess. How about some quality control?
    Date published: 2017-03-20
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do Not Buy I should have read the reviews before purchase. I just got 2 of these kits. Plugs would not expand at all.
    Date published: 2017-03-08
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor pellets pellets would not expand. had to use a fork but still only expanded half way
    Date published: 2017-01-29
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible implementation of poor idea I would give this zero stars if I could. I just tried to use this product and I will never buy a seed starting kit from Burpee again. The pellets float, so it is impossible to keep them in an upright position, and they don't absorb water uniformly so you have to crush each one manually before they soften enough to plant in. Placing the self-watering mat over the spacers is awkward at best and the tray is impossible to move without spilling water when you have the whole thing assembled. To be fair, the instructions do tell you this up front, but it would have been impossible to plant the seeds and extremely difficult to assemble the unit in the growing stand, so this is an absurd restriction which should have alerted me to stop right there and return the product immediately. Both the Jiffy seed starting system and the Grow Plugs system are infinitely superior to this one.
    Date published: 2016-03-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from very bad kit i bought this kit, the plugs are the worst i have ever used. over a dozen are unusable. they floated to the top and stayed dry. i had to keep pushing them down, and they still stayed dry. finally i dumped all the lousy plugs, meaning all 72 of them, and filled the cells with miracle gro starting soil. now if the wick does not work, nothing will grow unless i water it when needed. but i really need to say, DONT BUY THIS PIECE OF JUNK!!! it is truly the worst starting kit i have ever bought. bud
    Date published: 2015-04-10
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality overall. I received four of these kits for free with the promotion of purchasing seeds and plants. As you can see in the images, the quality of these are not worth what they cost. I was first concerned and upset that out of the four kits, three had some damage to the plastic portion of the 72 cells. I had 5-6 that had been cracked open and at least two dozen that showed signs of crushing damage. I found this odd since the outer plastic carrier and the packaging (both from burpee and the shipping box) didn't show any signs of damage or crushing. I was also disappointed that the top covering is a sheet of plastic film. Most of the other brands I have used in the past come with clear plastic lids that allowed all of the plants to germinate and grow for the first 6 weeks to prevent drying out or cooling of the soil for the varying times in germination of different seeds. I am now looking to purchase either lids for these cells or new kits to transplant into due to the variation in germinating times for the different types of seeds I am growing. As you can see in the second image attached, the soil pellets varied considerably in size and quality of soil. I had one in which the pellets expanding nicely and had plenty of soil; but two others had such poor quality soil that I had to use a fork to break them up even after soaking overnight. These two kits didn't fill more than half of each cell. The last kit had half and half of the two qualities mentioned above. One 36 cell block expanded nicely while the other 36 cell block didn't expand very well. As far as the plant stands and self watering sheets; I chose not to use the stands after initially setting up the kits (prior to adding water) due to their lack of stability with the dry pellets. The stands were so tall that the plant cells were above the top rim of the watering base and it wouldn't take much to knock over the entire tray. I was also unable to figure out how the water would pass through the black plastic material that was to be facing up for the self watering sheets. I did like the plant-tone packets as well as the burpee stakes and planting plot sheets that came with each kit; but they won't make up for the poor quality of the rest of the product. I also found it odd that each kit came with 3 stakes for naming rows but there are a minimum of 6 rows (longer length) or 12 columns. I would gladly give up these additional accessories for a stronger plastic cell plot and a clear lid.
    Date published: 2015-03-07
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