Grow perfect seedlings every time with our new Burpee Greenhouse Kit. Each greenhouse comes with a bottom watering tray, seed tray and germination cover. Our complete kit includes the greenhouse, our new Super Growing Cubes and six Burpee labels and Espoma organic fertilizer.
Rated 5 out of
The Best for Starting Seeds!I have been using these for five years now and I think they are truly great. I think this is the first review I have ever written for anything, at least that I can recall, but I was so surprised by all the negative reviews that I felt I needed to add my input.
I pour near-boiling water from a tea kettle over the pellets (flat side down) and they pretty much all expand instantly. I use enough to get them to puff up, then go back through with a fork to fluff/mix/redistribute/level the growing mix, then add a little more water to hit any dry spots and saturate everything well.
I have never had the problems others are complaining of. The mix is sterile, doesn't easily mold, and has a great success rate. The seedlings are easy to remove and transplant to paper cups once they get going. I start tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants primarily. I like the small size of the cells as it lets me fit a lot of seedlings into a small area. I keep them on a table in the sun during the day and on the mantle at night. I have found this to work better than trying to keep them out of sunlight while germinating.
I usually get these at Tractor Supply, but I decided to look online to see if I could just order a case of the pellets and re-use the plastic trays/covers.
I have not had anywhere near the success with other similar products for germinating seeds.
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 3 out of
Fox Fyr from
Resuable if carefulTo make this system work best, I dump all the growing mix in a large plastic container, then add water and mix until everything expands, and then spoon the growing medium back into the individual cells. Otherwise, the growing medium does not expand properly. With proper care, I can reuse the cells next year with other growing mix. The self watering feature is great as long as you lift the pots to pour in additional water. It cannot, however, hold a lot of weight. I tried repotting my seedlings into large pots and then setting the pots on the self-watering capillary mat but the weight of the pots crushed the plastic supports. Still using them this year for seed starts but looking for a stronger self-watering system.
Date published: 2016-02-22
Rated 5 out of
Used these for years and reuse them every winterI've used every type on the market and these worked great for me every time. I use to tear them up or leave them out and they would get damaged. Now I clean them a store and they last. But they alway's do good on my plants but many others do to.
Date published: 2016-01-29
Rated 1 out of
Terrible productThis is the first time I used this seed starting kit and it will be my last! I lost a whole season of plants because of them. I only wish I had read the reviews before I bought. I've been starting my own plants for many years with another brand product and have never had an issue. Everything the previous posters said about these kits is true. The main issue was that I had extremely poor germination and growth. I know my seeds were good. Those that did germinate did not grow well. I finally resorted to transplanting the few plants that germinated into another medium and then they grew, but by then it was too late to save my season. I had to buy started plants, and I don't like to do that. Not only was I out the plants, but also the money I paid for seed and for the four 36 cell kits I had bought. Needless to say I am extremely disappointed and will never buy another starter kit from Burpee again.
Date published: 2015-11-25
Rated 2 out of
MehOut of the 72 cells, I think about 2, maybe 3 actually expanded...Kind of a disappointment.
I left a bunch of warm water inside the tray with the hopes that they might expand overnight, and I went ahead and sowed my seeds anyways.
Worst case scenario, I have to resow in the same plastic container with a bag of potting soil or some root plugs
Date published: 2015-03-27
Rated 1 out of
Pettets hard as BRICKS!Yesterday I purchased the 72 Cell Greenhouse Kit. It has been over 24 hours and the dirt "bricks" are still that, "bricks". Even after soaking them overnight, they have only expanded about 25%. I have used this system in the past with great results, but something is very wrong here. I dug the packaging out of the trash and watched the video suggested on the package and make sure there I had done it right. When I pick them up I can break it into a couple of layers, but I can't even stick a fork or a paring knife into the pellet. Needless to say, I think I got a bad batch if there's such a thing. Wish I had read the reviews. I guess I'm not the only one. What a waste of time and money.
Date published: 2015-03-04
Rated 5 out of
greenhouse kitMy wife purchased the 72 cell greenhouse kit for me and I love it. All the pellets expanded beautifully. I did have to level it out after expansion which was fine with me, and the mix is not like anything I have used before very light and loose.If anything goes wrong after planting or during transplant I will let you guys know but right now I LOVE IT!. Some reviewers said there pellets didn't expand, the way I did mine was poured 2 cups of water in the tray then added the pellets flat side down then added the rest of the water over the pellets. Every one over expanded the hole so I crumbled them up and leveled everything. I am going to buy another 2 kits tomorrow as I always start a ton of seeds. I hope this helps, after some of the reviews I almost didn't purchase this and now I am so glad that I did. And just to add if something isn't right with a product call them they have always been more than fair with me in making things right!
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 1 out of
Horrible, Horrible, HorribleI consider myself to be a fairly experienced gardener, grew up on a farm, have a BS in horticulture, have worked in and managed greenhouses as well as my personal gardening at home. That said, this "seed starting kit" is the worst product I have ever used. Like other reviewers, not all of my soil cubes(?) expanded properly and my seeds were slow to germinate, what did were not particularly strong. Worse yet, the ones that do germinate are almost impossible to get out of the tray, the growing medium does not hold together around the roots. It makes it rather pointless to pre-start your seeds if you end up with weak, slow growing transplants! My previous experience was with the Jiffy starters. They quickly pop up with the soil in a mesh bag which keeps the soil together and really makes it easy to water and transplant when they need a larger container. My husband got the Burpee kits for me since I start so many seeds but he won't do that again. Please don't waste your time and money on this product! The system requires a star rating or I wouldn't have given this even 1 star.