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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
    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 2.9 out of 5 by 92.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy - fail proof seed starting I bought this directly from Burpee in January. When it arrived I opened it and hydrated the pellets the next night. Everything worked perfectly. The watering mat kept the pods evenly moist (you have to make sure that the cells are evenly sitting on it, and that there is 1/2" - 1" of water in the much and it might be too soggy - I read this in the directions). I'm pretty sure that if the watering was left up to me and my memory... I probably would have killed some plants. After my first round of transplants I filled the cells with more soil (regular potting soil) and started some more! I put the tray on top of my fridge to stay warm and hung a grow light over it...I don't know how well this would work with just natural light. I notice a lot of people have bad reviews of this system....not my experience at all - but then again, I ordered directly from burpee and used the system right away. Buying the system from a big box store where it has been sitting for who knows how long, in who knows what temperature didn't sound appealing to me. I look forward to buying the refill pellets and starting more seeds next winter!
    Date published: 2018-04-06
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wouldn't buy again I live in a small townhouse and thought this would be a great way to start plants with a minimum of mess since my grow light is in my kitchen. First, the pellets didn't expand even though I let them sit in water for a day. I planted two rows each of chives, cilantro, peppers, dill, basil and mint. The mint never grew at all. The herbs never grew strong root systems, were leggy, and did not survive transplant so this was a waste of time. The peppers grew well, but the sides of the containers collapsed when getting them out to transplant them and we'll see if they survive. Burpee offered to replace them, but it's just not worth it.
    Date published: 2018-03-26
    Date published: 2018-03-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from bad pellets, nice starter tray I could not get the pellets to expand so I just used my own soil in the starter tray. My seeds are sprouting and I will re-use the tray.
    Date published: 2018-03-16
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from 72 Cell Self-Watering Ultimate Growing System Great concept, but the soil pods were "petrified" (a term used by my local gardening center) they were literally like little rocks, and no amount of soaking (I went 3 days) was going to change that. Luckily, I just replace the pods with a few bags of seed starter soil and my plants are looking good!
    Date published: 2018-03-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Have used for 5 years I've been buying Burpee's grow kits for 5 years and have been generally satisfied. I grow 300-400 flowers a year, which lets me save a lot of money and choose my own varieties. I especially like the bottom watering feature, which keeps plants from damping off, for me. Some years, I can re-use them and other years I have to buy entirely new kits even though only one part failed. More often than not, after two years I have to buy an entire replacement kit because the plug trays break or warp or otherwise fail, so I wish they sold replacement plug trays, because all the other parts are easily washable and last longer. That said, I see other reviews talking about the plugs of peat not filling up the trays. I take all the plugs out, put 1/3 to 1/2 of them in a large bowl, soak them with hot water and then break them up by hand. I then add seed starting mix and use the combined mix to fill the trays. I keep the remaining plugs to use the following year. Another reviewer mentioned that the mats dry out and don't wick water. Generally, when watering, about once a week, I pour water over the mats until the reservoir is full, this re-soaks the mats and bottom waters the trays. I also sometimes top-mist the plants, because at first the roots don't reach the mat. For seeds that germinate easily, like marigolds, zinnias, cosmos these kits work great for me. I have a grow light system, which I'm sure makes a difference. I do not (yet) have a heating mat, but my guess is that both the grow light and heat mat are necessary to germinate harder-to-germinate seeds, such as perennials.
    Date published: 2018-02-10
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as good as before! I have a greenhouse-24X16 ft. I am a Master Gardener of Missouri. I know how to plant, grow and transplant. I have used these trays since spring of 2002. My plants are taking longer and longer to sprout because the supports holding the plant cells are getting weaker and weaker so the dome does not fit right. When the supports gets weak the cell trays do not sit evenly. The cell trays are high on each end, but the middle sags. Water goes unevenly to the plants and the dome lets in cooler air. Replacement parts are unavailable except for the absorbent fabric that sits on the support tray. I want replacement support trays. Except I have read in other reviews that they are made even more cheaply than before with less support. Also the mats are very, very hard to clean after 2 seasons of us. I Called Burpee about cleaning the mats. They said to soak in light soapy water-the layers of the mat separated.
    Date published: 2018-01-25
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unhappy customer I was really excited about trying to grow flowers from seed. I bought seeds from Burpee as well as the self-watering tray and followed the directions to the letter. Only handful sprouted and then later died. Not what I would expect from Burpee. Buyer beware.
    Date published: 2017-07-03
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