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32 XL Cell Self-Watering Eco Friendly Ultimate Growing System

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100% compostable kit recommended for deep-rooted varieties like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants!

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Our classic XL Ultimate Growing System made from 100% compostable, plant-based materials. This Burpee-innovated seed starting kit has everything you need to grow even the largest of seedlings. Extra-large cells measure 2.25" (w) x 2.25" (l) x 2" (h), and encourage your plants to develop big, strong root systems and minimize transplant shock, giving you healthier plants. This kit’s self-watering system allows for easy care and accelerated plant growth.

This kit measures 10”(w) x 20”(l) and includes:

  • Two 16-cell planting trays
  • Two plant stands
  • 1 watering tray
  • 32 Super Growing Pellets ™
  • 1 self watering mat
  • 2 Bio-degradable germination sheets
  • 2 plant-o-grams
  • 3 3” wooden stakes

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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32 XL Cell Self-Watering Eco Friendly Ultimate Growing System is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from So far Bought this a month ago, set it up yesterday. I did not keep the box, and looked here for instructions, which are not readily apparent, and are blurry on an iPad. I suggest including an instruction sheet in box. Also, give them online on a dedicated page. Also, the flimsy paper covers do not work, luckily I found a clear plastic replacement I suggest including the dome cover in all kits. Flimsy plastic isn’t ecologically better than the dome. I had this kit 5 Years ago and it worked well. If my seeds grow I will add another star.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Worth the Money This thing arived undamaged a few days ago and looked very much like the same product I have ysed for years, except that it no longer has the clear plastic cover/shield. This thing imediatly started leaking water. After dumping the water and inspecting I discovered several small cracks in the pan. I don't know if this is a result of being too thin or just poor grade plastic. I lined the pan with a garbage bag and it's now holding water.
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, and it did the job This is pretty straight forward and simple system to use. Got it quick planted, seeds germinated and did the job. Actually good thing is, after you are done there is little left to store, so it is just a flat left sitting in the garage for next year.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality! I was so excited about using this system to start seeds. Didn’t expect this quality from Burpee. The plastic base was such bad quality, it was cracked and chipped and could not be used. Also, I was under the impression it had a plastic cover for germination, but two sheets of something were included instead. Very cheap. Don’t waste your time. I’m keeping the seeds I purchased, we’ll see how they do.
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broken when I opened package When I received the tray it was cracked and leaked water the seeds did not sprout.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice idea I bought this and planted seeds in winter for a spring plant. The self-watering feature appears to work well. The thin plastic sheet to hold moisture in works ok, but a clear plastic dome would be better. It was very difficult to remove the seedlings from the tray when attempting to plant, but they were still rather small and I do not know if that had an impact.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not what I expected from Burpee. I bought this to expand my germination products. I grow several plants that require bottom watering to germination. With that said it did the job very well. Now to the reason I will not order this or anything from Burpee. I have been involved with Burpee for years. The materials used for the the water tray and the cells in garbage. I experienced the cells breaking and cracking with the simplest activity. I have other systems that I am still using from 4-5 years ago. This one didnt make it the first year. Burpee I find this to be against everything I believed you stood for; quality gardening products.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tore after having for less than a week I had a seed starter kit from this company before that wasn't the XL. I loved it and wanted to get another. When transporting outside to harden off the seedlings, it tore and the seedlings were damaged. The bottom is made of cheap plastic and for it costing me $30+, I believe it shouldn't have torn as quickly has it had. I did like how quickly the seeds sprouted from the growing medium, but the material of this product brought the rating of the product so low.
Date published: 2016-03-14
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