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View Resource Illustrated Fast Plants Bottle Growing System Instructions

Instructions for constructing and planting Fast Plants in the recycled "Bottle Growing System" that was designed by the Wisconsin Fast Plant Program. This is a low-cost growing system ideal for growing plants in the classroom, made from recycled soda or water bottles. These growing system are easy to build, use, and can be cleaned and reused for multiple years.

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View Resource Constructing and Planting Fast Plants in a Deli-containter Growing System

Illustrated instructions for constructing and planting in the Fast Plants deli-container growing system. This is a stable growing system that is easy to construct for all age learners, and works well for growing Wisconsin Fast Plants. Made from recycled deli-containers, these growing systems can be cleaned and reused for multiple years.

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http://www.fastplants.org/pdf/grow/Deli-Container%20Growing%...
View Resource Plant Light Box Construction

These instructions describe how to construct a plant light box from two stackable plastic file crates that are cut, lined with aluminum foil and lit with a 40/42-watt CFL bulb. This 3-page document includes a complete materials list and 12-step assembly instructions with photographs that illustrate each step. This light box works well for growing Fast Plants.

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http://www.fastplants.org/pdf/grow/light_house_construction....
View Resource Fluorescent Lightbank Construction

This pdf file gives instructions and dimensions for building a wooden or PVC stand for a fluorescent lightbank (using fluorescent shop lights). A fluorescent lightbank is most appropriate for growing large numbers of plants. The light bank uses only 4.5 X 2.5 feet of space, which will accommodate several large classroom experiments. The lightbank consists of 6 or more 4-foot fluorescent bulbs...

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http://www.fastplants.org/pdf/grow/lightbank_construction.pd...
View Resource Growing Rapid Cycling Brassica rapa (RBR) Sucessfully in a Four Cell System (4CS)

Instructions from the Father of Fast Plants (written by Dr. Paul Williams) about growing Rapid-cycling Brassica rapa (RBR) sucessfully in a Four Cell System (4CS). This file is one of the mini-booklets from "Paul's Sandbox"--it is made Xerox-ready, containing two sheets that together make four copies of two mini information booklets(each booklet measures 8x12cm). The two pages describe the...

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View Resource Growing Rapid Brassica rapa (RBR) in a Discovery Cup System (DCS)

Instructions from the Father of Fast Plants (written by Dr. Paul Williams) about growing Rapid Brassica rap (RBR) in a Discovery Cup System (DCS) made from plastic portion control cups.This file is one of the mini-booklets from "Paul's Sandbox"--it is made Xerox-ready, containing two sheets that together make four copies of two mini information booklets(each booklet measures 8x12cm).

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View Resource Planting Fast Plants Seed Disks in a Deli-containter Growing System

Illustrated instructions for constructing and planting seed disks in the Fast Plants deli-container growing system. This is a stable growing system that is easy to construct for all age learners, and works well for growing Wisconsin Fast Plants. Made from recycled deli-containers, these growing systems can be cleaned and reused for multiple years.

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http://resources.fastplants.org/resources/seeddiskdeli.pdf
View Resource Instructions for Germinating Fast Plants in Seed Disks in a Petri Dish

Illustrated instructions for germinating Wisconsin Fast Plants seeds that are purchased in a seed disk. The seeds are "sewn" into the seed disk, which are the right size to be placed in a petri dish, soaked, and then drained and set to germinate.

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