Guaranteed to grow bigger and better seedlings every time. The all-in-one kits have
everything you need to start seeds and get them growing strong and healthy.
Step 1: Kit Preparation
Place watering mat (black side up) over black tray insert (flat side up) and allow mat to
drape over both ends evenly. Next, prepare tray by placing one Burpee growing pellet per plant
cell on top of the self-watering mat and tray insert. Slowly add hot tap water over the growing
pellets so they expand. Growing Pellets will expand to fill each plant cell in approximately
Step 2: Planting Seeds
Sow 1-2 seeds into each cell following the seed packet instructions. It is recommended that
you group seeds with similar temperature, moisture and light level needs within the same
system. Once sowing is complete fill the bottom reservoir with water to the level where the
water reaches the top of the mat. Place greenhouse dome on top of the plant tray. (Note: Place
kit in a location near sunlight or under grow lights and in which the kit does not need to be
Step 3: Transplanting seedlings
Once seedlings start to emerge, remove the greenhouse dome and place seedlings in a sunny
location or under grow lights. Continue to water when the reservoir is low. To transplant, use
your finger or a ½" dowel to push the seedlings up and out of the bottom of the plant tray.
Gently set the root block into the soil according to the seed packet instructions.
Light: Healthy seedlings require good light, preferably 14-16 hours of
light. Adjustable growing lights are recommended when starting seedlings indoors. Keep lights
approximately 3" or more above seedlings.
Temperature: Follow the seed packet instructions.
Plant Food: to keep your seedlings well nourished, a diluted solution of
liquid plant food may be added to the watering tray.
Transplanting: For best transplanting results take the kit outside during
day-light hours (once frost date is past for your area) for approximately 4 days. Then, take
the kit out for approximately 3 more days and leave out over night. This will harden off the
plants and allow easier removal of the seedlings from the growing kit cells.