Growing Fast Plants® is Easy!

Follow the steps below to grow your own.

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    The materials and resources needed to start growing your very own Fast Plants.

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    Plant & Tend

    Give your Fast Plants the care they need as you set your Fast Plants up for growing.

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    Be a bee! Create your own bee sticks so your plants can reproduce and develop seed.

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    Reap what you sow when you harvest your fast plant so you can experiment again and again!

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Troubleshoot Find answers to common problems as well as tips and tricks to ensure your fast plants grow successfully. Learn More

The Life Cycle of Fast Plants®

The life cycle for Fast Plants is extremely short; under ideal growing conditions of continuous light, water and nutrition, plants will produce harvestable seeds approximately 40 days after planting.

A day or two after planting and watering, the tiny seed germinates. During germination, the seed takes up water and swells until its seed coat cracks.
The hypocotyl (stem) pushes through the soil, pulling the cotyledons (seed leaves) along with it. No longer needed, the seed coat drops from the cotyledons to the soil.
Above ground, the hypocotyl elongates as the plant reaches upward for light. Underground, the roots grow downward and anchor the seedling in the soil.
Above ground, the true leaves, stems grow and develop from a point at the very top of the plant, called the shoot meristem (growth tip). Underground root hairs grow to absorb water and nutrients from the surrounding soil and bring them to the rest of the plant.
Around Day 9, the plant begins to turn to reproduction, shifting from stem and leaf growth to flower development. Flower buds grow from the shoot meristem (growth tip).
Flowers bloom! If pollen is passed from flower-to-flower, pollination occurs. Pollen that lands on the tip of another flower’s pistil grows a tube down into the pistil, where the eggs are housed. Sperm (from inside the pollen) then move down the tube until they reach the eggs and fertilize them.
Fertilized eggs inside the plant’s pistils grow and develop to become the embryos of new seeds. The outside of the pistil swells and becomes the seed pod (or fruit) that encases several seeds.
Flower petals slowly wilt and fall off and seed pods Inside each seed is a tiny embryo, waiting for water and warmth so it can germinate into a new plant, and another life cycle can begin. After the seeds have dried out completely, they are ready to be planted or stored.