Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JerryY Works
Wanted to grow some plants indoor during the winter and wasn't getting enough light to get things to grow.
This kit comes with two mini greenhouses and a 4' light with two metal stands. The stands can be setup vertically or horizontally and supports up to 2 lights. The greenhouses fit perfectly under the light.
I was able to set this up in less than 5 minutes including putting seeds into the pod. So far so good.
I'm also using the light to help along a cilantro plant that was looking a little sickly due to the lack of light in my kitchen.
October 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dutchgirl Easy set-up; bright light; everything needed (except seeds) is included
This is a very nice kit to start seedlings and/or cuttings indoors. The kit comes with everything needed, including two strong plastic trays with 72 Super Plugs each, two tall plastic propagation domes, one high output T5 fluorescent strip light, a 6 ft 7 inch long 120 volt electrical cord, and two reversible L-stands to hold the strip light.
Super Plugs are "composed of organic materials that produce beneficial microbes to colonize roots for healthy seedlings and clones" and they are biodegradable. Each plug is already moist and has a hole in the middle to drop in a seed or a cutting.
Each L-stand, made of lightweight material) has two U-shaped cut-outs to hold two T5 strip lights (only one light is included with the kit, but additional lights can be obtained from the Home Depot) and the lights are suspended between each stand over the propagation domes (see my pictures) The L-stands are reversible, the tall end accommodates the tall propagation domes (included) whereas the short end accommodates the short propagation domes (to be obtains separately). I find the L-stands to be a bit wobbly and care must be taken that nothing bumps into them or the light(s) may fall out and break. With the tall propagation domes there is about two inches of space between the strip light and the top of the domes. I'm not sure if the domes are absolutely necessary for good growth, but I guess they hold in more heat that way. The strip light is 4 feet long and very lightweight. The bulb itself has a removable cover. The electrical cord plugs into one end of the strip light and the other end into a wall outlet. There is an on/off switch on the light.
I have yet to plant seeds into the Super Plugs, so I cannot say how well they or the strip light will work to grow seedlings, but I'm looking forward to starting soon.
November 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ih82spd Good kit for new gardeners.
I got this in October anticipating my wife starting her spring/summer garden. I got this kit so my wife could start seeds sooner than the weather allows. This kit comes with two growing trays that hold 72 pods each (144 total). Each tray and cover is a flimsy plastic, but they also come with little dirt pods with a hole in the middle for the seed. All you have to do is drop the seed in the middle. The two light stands are a thin metal that can hold the light in two different spots over the top of the tray lid. The light is about 4' long and has an on/off switch. It also comes with a 6' power cord and a 2' extension cord. I have this set up on a little scaffold in our garage so I can roll them out into the sun or move them around safely if I need more room in the garage for a project or to clean the garage. With the trays being flimsy plastic, the light bases being a thin light weight metal, and the lights case being plastic as well I think this is on the expensive side but it seems to be doing a good job, and my wife is happy with it. A happy wife is a happy life as they say.
April 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cmh33 Nice for herb garden
I got this to be able to start an herb garden and possibly start growing vegetables over the winter months. This arrived pretty fast and it was a lot bigger than what I was expecting. I could have probably went with a smaller version of this and been good. The light kit comes in in totally different package than the rest of it and packed very well to insure it was not broken. The only problem I have had was getting seeds to start this late in the season. I had to find and order them online. After finally getting the seeds and planting them in the pods that were included in the kit this is working great for my new herb garden. The light is very good and seems to be working to grow my herbs. I can't wait to try this out with some veggies next but that will need to wait until later more toward late winter and early spring. Great product if you want to start growing early.
November 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fastniky This kit is very nice and well thought out.
I got this kit hoping I could grow something over the winter months. It includes a light with a nice way to set up the light. You can position it in a low position of about 5 1/2 inches and a high setting of about 11 inches.
I chose the 11 inch setting. It works really well, so well, that my wife and I put a timer on the light so we could use it "mostly" during the day. Since the days are getting shorter now.
So far it has worked very well for a lot of parsley (one tray) and two potato plants. What we wanted to do now was to add another light strip since this one has about a 2 foot electric jumper cable for another light. I went to HomeDepot.com to find the second light. But, HomeDepot does not carry the light! I went to Viagrow's web site and it has 3 approved retailers, with HomeDepot listed. The other 2 do carry the extra light. I will be ordering it soon!
So, very unfortunate that HomeDepot does not carry the light, I buy pretty much everything for my garden at the HomeDepot. I was very sad to see they do not carry this extra light. I guess you can't have everything.
October 25, 2015