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Parks Double Bio Dome with 80 Jumbo Cells
The Revolutionary Seed-Starting System for Years of Perfect Germination -- Now in DOUBLE JUMBO Size!

Park's Double Bio Dome with 80 Jumbo Cells

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Item # 96039
$49.95
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This "mini greenhouse" lets you control climate and conditions for best germination!

Bigger, healthier, better-rooted seedlings every time -- and twice as many of them!

A Park Seed Exclusive!
Other Items in this Series:
Anniversary Edition Park's Original Bio Dome 60 Cell Seed Starter Collection - Lime Anniversary Edition Park's Original Bio Dome 60 Cell Seed Starter Collection - Navy Anniversary Edition Park's Original Bio Dome 60 Cell Seed Starter Collection - Lavender Park's Double 120-cell Bio Dome Park's Original Bio Dome 60 Cell Seed Starter Park's Original Bio Dome with 40 Jumbo Cells Park's Original Bio Dome with 18 Whopper Cells Bio Dome Pro Seed Starting Kit - 144 cell
Park's Original Bio Dome Seed Starter revolutionized indoor seed-starting. Park's Original Bio Dome with 40 Jumbo Cells increased the size and root development available to new seedlings. And now we're proud to introduce the DOUBLE version of this mini-greenhouse, which grows up to 80 big, healthy seedlings! This system is so over-the-top successful that we have given it our name, so you know you're getting the very best!

When we say that this seed-starting system from Europe is revolutionary, we really mean it! Now you can start your favorite vegetables and flowers indoors, for earlier crops at a fraction of the cost of buying plants. And you can select the varieties YOU want (not the half-dozen choices the local garden center picked out), confident that with Park's Double Bio Dome, your seeds will sprout and your sprouts will transplant easily into the garden!

This little powerhouse from Holland bears almost no resemblance to other seed kits, which tend to produce spindly sprouts with curled-up roots and limp stems. Park's Double Bio Dome seedlings grow to a uniform height and width, thanks to the spacious distance between each growing cell. And our growing medium -- the Bio Sponge -- encourages root growth downward, NOT in an upward spiral that eventually strangles the plant! With the Bio Dome, you place only one seed in each Bio Sponge, which really helps stretch out today's smaller seed-count packets. The only seeds unsuitable for the Bio Dome are very large ones (which you would want to direct-sow, anyway) and root vegetables needing space to grow their tuber, such as carrots, beets, and radishes.

Before and after germination, your seeds receive just as much light, water, heat, and air circulation as they need, thanks to the adjustable vents and bottom-tray watering design of the Double Bio Dome. This environment offers such great growth conditions to the emerging seedlings that Bio Dome plants are usually ready to transplant a bit quicker than other seedlings -- and they suffer virtually no transplant shock in the garden.

Here's what you get with Park's Double Bio Dome with 80 Jumbo Cells Seed Starter system: 1 double sized black bottom tray, 1 clear plastic vented cover, 2 40-cell planting blocks, and 80 Jumbo Bio Sponges, and a free packet of seedling food. The double base measures 20 1/2" long x 16 1/2" wide x 3 1/2" high, while the clear top measures 20 1/2" long x 16 1/2" wide x 6" high. Jumbo planting cells are 1 3/8" wide x 2 1/2" deep.

Item Form Accessories
Additional Characteristics Greenhouses, Seed Starting
Restrictions Guam, Puerto Rico, Canada, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 4 Reviews Write a Review
Bio Domes - Jumpstart your planting season
Jay from very Northern Indiana from IN wrote (April 09, 2012):
I purchased one after reading other reviews here. Now making plans for 2 more. The first was set under a simple grow light (x2 wide) made from a plan I saw elsewhere at the Tractor Supply website. Had some seeds up in 2 days, all of them up in 5. Began without the dome so I could get the light closer. The lights were placed 1-2 inches above the plugs. The light is raised up a chain link every few days. In time I'll put the dome on and then wait for the plants to get big enough to be taken outside. They will harden off in a covered, raised garden bed. Gardening is just more fun when you can get this kind of a head start for Spring planting. Fast germination and rapid growth make for healthy plants to take straight to the garden. We plan on purchasing 2 more of these.
too fragile
disappointed from MO wrote (March 14, 2012):
I really liked the idea especially the higher dome. But unfortunately the dome is just too fragile. Don't hit the corner or it will shatter the rim.
Durable Product
Melissa from CO wrote (February 05, 2012):
I was using lasanga foil trays for my seed starting, until these. Very durable base. The lids are firm, quite strong, and the vents are handy. I wish the lid snapped, versus rested on the base, but I feel that is a minor issue. The cells are hard packed foam, but with care, they also can last a long time. I feel this product was a good buy and worth the money.

What are the differences between the various Bio Domes: 60-cell, 40-cell, and 18-cell?

The original 60-cell Bio Dome has a 60-cell planting block with 60 Bio Sponges and will produce 60 plants at one time. The 1" wide by 2 ¼" deep cells are larger than average, and a spacious 1 3/8" apart. The bio-sponges are the same size as the cells; 1" wide by 2 1/4" deep. You can grow and keep plants in the 60-cell bio-dome for 6-8 weeks before transplanting. Many varieties will just need 6 weeks until transplanting. Tomatoes and peppers would appreciate the full 8 weeks before transplanting. So, the original 60-cell bio-dome would be great for starting all of your favorite vegetable and flower seeds, with a larger number of plants produced at one time.

The 40-cell Bio Dome has a 40-cell jumbo planting block with 40 Bio Sponges and will produce 40 plants at one time. The cells are wider and deeper than the original 60-cell planting block and provide good spacing to maximize air flow. The cells are 1 1/4" wide by 2 1/2" deep. The Bio Sponges are also 1 1/4" wide by 2 1/2" deep. You can grow and keep plants in the 40-cell bio-dome for at least 6-8 weeks and some for up to 9-10 weeks, because of the wider spacing and cell/sponge size. It too would be excellent for starting all your favorite vegetable and flower seeds, with the added benefit of giving more room and time for larger plant development.

The 18-cell Bio Dome has an 18-cell whopper planting block with 18 Bio Sponges and will produce 18 plants at one time. It has the largest cells of any of the Bio Domes we offer and is great for growing extra-stocky transplants and even for rooting cuttings. The cells are 3" tall by 1 3/4" wide. The Bio Sponges are also 3" tall by 1 3/4" wide. You can grow and keep plants in the 18-cell Bio Dome for at least 8-10 weeks and some for up to 12 weeks, giving the maximum amount of growing time and spacing between plants as compared to the 60-cell and 40-cell Bio Domes. If you are looking to grow your favorite vegetable and flower seeds into large, stocky transplants for setting out in spring, then the 18-cell Bio Dome is the one you want to buy. It would be excellent for growing Tomatoes and Peppers.

How much water should be put in the Bio Dome and how often?

The beauty of the Bio Dome is that you cannot overwater! You just keep water in the tray and float the block. The larger the seedlings get, the more water they will use and you will need to add water more frequently as they grow. Initially, during germination, you may not have to water as frequently, because minimal water is being used and Bio Sponges will stay moist longer, so you may only have to water once every 1-2 weeks. Later, as plants grow and water use is greater, depending on the room temperature and the amount of light received, you may have to water more often -- possibly 1-2 times a week -- or as often as required to keep the sponges moist.

Bio Dome Instructions


Remove the Bio Dome Styrofoam blocks from the plastic wrap, keeping upright so that the plugs do not fall out. The plugs are ready to sow as they are!

For most seed types, place seeds into the pre-dibbled hole at the top of each plug. Tiny seeds that need light to germinate should be sown on the surface of the plug, not in the hole. Seeds do not need covering in the Bio Dome plugs. Each plug provides the optimum environment for germination.

Place the germination units in a favorable location as indicated on the seed packet.

To moisten the plugs it is best to soak them from the bottom. This can easily be done by putting water into the under trays provided and floating the Styrofoam blocks. It is not possible to over-water by this method.

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Place the dome on the Bio Dome to maintain the humidity around the planted plugs. Keep moist until the seedlings emerge. Because of their composition, the plugs retain just the right amount of water. Less frequent watering may be needed and there is no danger of overwatering as with some other germination methods.


When you see that germination has started, open the vents on the Bio Dome. After the seedlings have emerged, remove the dome and provide more light. Use a grow light kept 1”-3” above the plants as they grow. This will prevent the seedlings from stretching and producing a weak plant. Brighter light will help keep the seedlings short and stout. Water as often as needed to keep the plugs moist.


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Once the seedlings have developed their first set of true leaves, mix a weak fertilizer solution, following directions on the free fertilizer packet included with your Park's Bio Dome Seed Starter shipment. Water with this solution, instead of plain water; until the next set of true leaves develop. You can increase the concentration of the fertilizer solution once the second set of true leaves develop.

When the second true leaves appear the seedlings are strong enough to be transplanted. Transplant your seedlings, plug and all. To remove the plug from the block, poke out from the bottom and plant them where the plants are to grow.

If weather or timing delays your transplanting, often the roots will emerge from the bottom of the plugs. Prop up the blocks to allow some air space beneath them, until you are able to transplant but don't allow the plugs to dry. This builds a stronger root system within the plug.