Maybe there could be greenhouses, that would accelerate the growth of plants. It would be an awesome mechanic, and there could be a separate thing for radiated planets like Atrox, that makes it so the greenhouse doesn’t require sunlight.
Another suggestion is a sort of chamber that makes plants slow or unresponsive, and using a tool that requires power from a power socket, one could stimulate the plants and to experiments on them. The tool would be handheld, similar to the terrain tool, but would require power from a power socket. It would be a very new and very interesting idea.