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72 Cell Self-Watering Ultimate Growing System

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Start all your seeds in one kit!

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Grow like a pro! Use this 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 self-watering kit promotes healthier root development and minimizes overwatering, giving you healthier, hardier 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)
  • 1 Self-watering mat
  • 2 plant stands
  • 1 watering tray
  • 72 Super Growing Pellets ™
  • 1 greenhouse dome
  • 2 Plant-o-grams ( diagram charts)
  • 6 4” plant markers
  • 1 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 Ultimate Growing System is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 69.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not work as advertised. I followed the directions exactly, but the cells did not expand in seconds like it said they would. After adding more water and giving plenty of time, I called customer service and was told that I need to break each cell up by hand or with a fork - all 72 of them. After doing that, many of them still did not expand very well and I had to add my own potting soil. It was much more time consuming than it should have been! Also, the flimsy plastic lid does not fit properly.
    Date published: 2017-03-15
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Flimsy construction; planting medium does not work Seed start kit, while economical, was of much flimsier construction than I expected. Grow pellets don't work. (I added warm water slowly as instructed. It all ran off. then I tried soaking them in warm water. That was hours ago; they still have not expanded to fill even a third of the volume of each cell.) I will need to make an unexpected trip to buy potting materials. Since convenience was my main reason for buying a kit in the first place, this kit has fallen far, far short of my expectations.
    Date published: 2017-03-11
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Extremely disappointed I ordered from this site because I have been very pleased with seeds and plants purchased previously. This "system" is overpriced for the flimsy nature of its construction, and the growing medium pellets do not expand at all.
    Date published: 2017-03-08
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from seed starting greenhouse kit I am not pleased with the amount of medium in the pellet.
    Date published: 2017-03-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from This Item Is Nothing But Garbage 1) The pellets did not expand at all. After putting on the recommended 9 cups of warm water nothing happened. After a half hour I decided to put the planting trays with pellets directly into the watering tray and added more warm water. NOTHING! 2) The greenhouse dome does not fit correctly on the planting trays but that's ok. I'll never get anything to grow in the system anyway. 3) With the plant stands in the watering tray and self-watering mat over them there is not enough room to add water to the watering tray. 4) Etc. Etc. Etc! Over all this system is totally worthless. After contacting customer support they told me to return the system and once they received it they would give me a refund. Well after getting a box to return them in and paying shipping costs it would cost me more than the system did in the first place. Do Not Waste Your Time or Money. Next time I'll get some Dixie cups and potting soil and do it like the first graders!
    Date published: 2017-03-02
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Something Wrong This Year With the Growing Medium Last year, I had no problem with this system, so I bought several more this year. There is definitely something wrong with the pellets, the growing medium that is supposed to easily fluff up with warm water added, after you put each pellet flat side down in each cell. Put simply: it does not fluff up, but remains hard. I have now been working on my Burpee tray for over an hour and a half and the growing medium is still hard and chunky, not anything you'd want to plant your tomato seeds in! This is my second tray of 72 cells, self watering, and both are defective due to the hard-as-rock growing medium that no amount of slowly-added warm water, or stirring with a spoon, will fluff up. The first tray took me two hours, and even then, I had to 'top off' each of the 72 cells with another, nicer grower medium. A system I bought from a different company, was ready for planting in a few minutes flat. Burpee, check your supplier! Something is wrong this year.
    Date published: 2017-02-28
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Need Help The pellets don't expand. Set came without clear greenhouse dome. No link to customer service on the website
    Date published: 2017-02-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst seeding system ever Despite reading some of the negative reviews I decided to go ahead and try this thinking that those with poor results just didn't follow directions. I received my kit, which is not as sturdy as other kits I have tried, but what the heck. It is just for seeds right? I followed directions to a tee! After putting warm water in each cell as directed - and yes I measured precisely, then waiting the miracle rapid expanding dirt, didn't expand. So I took the trays and submerged them in warm water for an hour, put the trays on a warming mat with lid on and STILL no expansion. This system is worthless if you can't even plant seeds! There are others in they same price range that work beautifully. Don't throw your money away on this one.
    Date published: 2017-02-10
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