Bio Dome 60-cell Planting Block

Bio Dome 60-cell Planting Block

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Simply the best seed-starting system in the world!

Item # 96601
In stock - allow 3-5 business days for order processing prior to shipment.
Buy 2+ at $17.95 ea
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Size Original 60-cell
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Review Summary
(Based on 5 Reviews)

5 star rating
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0


5 star rating
Repeat customer
Pamela Bloom from FL wrote on February 01, 2022

I bought the domes and inserts several years ago and have really enjoyed a variety of starts. the foam wedges are durable and easily transplantable. the polystyrene inserts also hold up to scrubbing after exposure. I have started plants for our aquariums in them and drop. works great. After 3 years I did buy a new insert, still waiting on the aftrican violets to sprout.

5 star rating
Kinda of pricey, but wow - they work
Avatrix from IL wrote on January 31, 2022

Every year about yit his time I grumble around about the cost of these, and then wait fo a sale an d buy them. They are the best seed starting I have tried, and the 40 hole version seems to be the happy medium. I grow my zinnias, peppers, tomatoes and basil in them - the peppers and tomatoes get moved into pots as they get bigger. I wind up buying some of the foam inserts because the old ones get covered with algae if I keep the zinnias in them too long and they are hard to clean, and I run out of time. They transplant well too. And germination rates are high in these - better than other systems, plus they make it easy to control the watering. I just wish they were a little cheaper or the shipping was a little less.

4 star rating
Best and Sturdiest Seed Starting System
K. Romer from TX wrote on October 02, 2018

I have tried many different seed starting systems over the years, but keep coming back to Parks. It's simple, and reliable. I always have excellent germination rates with this system, even with older seed. I don't mind that the blocks take a long time to break down in the garden. I feel this adds extra water retention for the soil to both deal with excess water and help in times of drought. Would definitely give it 5 stars, except that it is a bit expensive. However, even though I try to live a somewhat frugal life, I still justify the extra expense because of the excellent results. I don't like direct sowing unless I can readily identify a very young seedling, as living in a semi-rural area, we have so many weeds that self sow in the garden even with mulching, that I don't want to risk accidentally letting a weed (especially a poisonous one such as poke weed) grow. Also, many other seed starting systems are very flimsy, but this is nice and sturdy. I have been using this system since it first started and still have some of my original blocks! One thing I do is to transplant when young and not put the blocks in the sun. That way I'm not using these containers when hardening off. Another tip, I use the blunt end of a chop stick to push the cells from the bottom when removing to prevent damage to the plant and the starter block. Base and dome are also very sturdy and have survived my hubby's rough handling (tossing here and there if he's looking for something on my work bench #!$#!). BTW, I also love the way Parks packages their seeds - keeps them viable for a long time.

5 star rating
These are great
Delia from OR wrote on January 25, 2017

I have several different sizes. I grow stocky tomato pepper and eggplant seedlings in the 40 sponge and cabbage, broccoli etc in the 60 sponge. With these sponges on the Styrofoam blocks if you will be gone for a few days you can put quite a bit of water in the tray and the block floats so the plants do not drown or get too wet and suffer damping off disease. I have a shelf with a heat mat under and 2 fluorescent shop lights over in my garage,

5 star rating
love it love it
joe santos from CA wrote on February 19, 2014

love this bio dome because it is not to big and not to small. you can use it with out the block as well. this year i planted tomatoes tomatillos and lavender on january 2014 and today is feb 19 2014 and all of the plant are ready to go uot side. o i use 16oz water bottles cut them in half put on some seed starting mix put the seed in and i got perfec germination, In all words canot explane how great this dome is love it love it. Yuo shoud put videos on you tube of this great bio dome

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