Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 23
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BigHefty My excitement was quickly diminished
I bought this to start my garden from seed this year. The system is quite flimsy and you have to be very careful moving it once you add water. Granted, the instructions say to be careful but I would expect something a little more sturdy. I don't yet know if the watering pads will work but my biggest issue is with the expandable soil pellets. Basically, they just don't expand as they are supposed to. I would say about 95% of mine I had to break apart manually. I even submerged the whole tray under water with the hope that the pellets would expand and then I could let them drain for a bit. Nope, didn't work.
Too bad... I was really hoping this would work as advertised. I'll be contacting Burpee to use their satisfaction guarantee.
March 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by brandonkn Another excellent Burpee product!
I have always used Burpee seeds with other various seed starting products. But this 72 pod, self watering greenhouse is amazing. Not having to worry about the moisture levels and having seedlings pop up within 4-5 days was awesome! I highly recommend this product. The directions are simple to follow, and if you do as they say - there shouldn't be any issues.
(Note: some of the pods appear empty, and I want to state that is because I seeded herbs after beginning other vegetables. It is NOT a malfunction of the product.)
April 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1234 Great seed starting kit.
this is a great product for string seeds or rooting cuttings. I now have 3 kits planted with seeds for spring plantings.
March 10, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Montgomery 72-Cell Self-Watering Greenhouse Kit
Good product to teach and show children since the tray can stay inside. But that's about it.
February 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jill Perfect Seed Starter Kit
This is a great product. I am using it with a grow light and seedling heat mat to expedite seed germination. It's very easy to use - just water the little pods and the soil expands into each cell. The self watering mat is great - I'm not having to water my seedlings more than once a week. The lid doesn't have a tight seal or fit, but the moisture is staying in the greenhouse just fine because I can see the condensation buildup. 70/72 cells have sprouted beautiful seedlings. It's not super durable, but I think I should be able to clean it out and use it again.
March 25, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by WGardener Very poor quality control
I bought three 72-cell kits and followed directions carefully. In one kit, the growing pellets remained hard and did not expand more than 1/4 to 1/3 of the expected size, and after one week, the tops of many of the pellets were dry, yet water was sloshing in the bottom tray. In the other two trays, the pellets expanded to varying sizes -- some to about half of the cell, other overflowed the cube. I had to reapportion the amount of grow mix in quite a few of the cells. With $19.95 spent on each of the kits plus the money and time spent on seeds and planting, I feel as if I've wasted both time and money. I had expected better from a Burpee product!
March 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cari7316 This product really works
I was concerned because I had put off planting seeds and did not know if they would take a long time to germinate. I prepared the kit on Saturday night and had results by Monday afternoon when I came home from work. I have used similar systems before, but I have never gotten results this quick with so little work before. I really does water itself. I can leave it for a couple of days inside and not have to worry about the water level.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sunflower Great to start growing seedlings indoors
This thing really works! I planted 72 sunflower seeds inside the seedling cells with coconut soil in my small office home office room by the window. Soaked the watering mat, filled the tray up with water, put the cover on and just watched the seedlings literally grow before my very eyes, within several days. I am definitely going to use it again. Excellent product!
May 20, 2014