Growing & LIghting

On this page, two options for lighting systems and three options for growing systems are explained. Time needed for entire life cycle: 40-45 days.
Regardless of the systems you choose for your Fast Plants®, remember that they need:
  • Continuous fluorescent light (lights turned on 24 hours a day).
  • Continuous supply of water and fertilizer (use a self-watering system and apply fertilizer through the water or in pelleted form added to the soil when the seeds are planted).

Lighting System Options

Light Box System
Low-cost, good for group experiments and stacking in vertical space – easy to build or available in a kit.

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Light Bank System
Use a wooden bank or PVC for this horizontal space efficient system.

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Growing System Options

Wisconsin Fast Plant® Quad Growing System
Commercially available, teacher-friendly system.

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Bottle Growing System
Learn how to explore science and the environment with soda bottles and other recyclable materials. Low-cost, easily constructed from a recycled bottle.

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Recycled Deli Container Growing System
A very stable deli-container growing system like is used in Reading Green for 4-5 plants. The instructions include measurements that are then integrated into mathematics problems that are on the flip side of the planting instructions.

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