This is my plant starting set up. You can see the florescent grow lights over the plastic bucket. See the heating pad underneath. Notice the toilet paper tubes. I also have a fan, but I haven't started that up yet. The broccoli and cabbage only took a couple of days to germinate. It was amazing. This is all set up in our basement on some wire shelving. I have room for a lot more when the need arises. The heating pads are the only pricey item.