GreenHab – November 11th

Sol 8 – 11/11/2017

Green Hab Officer Atila Meszaros

Ambient: heating 45 F , turned on at 18:12

Ambient with window/door open: door opened at 08:55; closed at 17:39

Shade cloth on/off: on

Average temperature:

Time 09:00 13:00 17:05 18:42
Temperature inside (°C) 26 34 22 13
Temperature outside (°C) 3 6 11 1
% Humidity 16 16 16 16

 

Changes to crops:  Second day of germination! Crops keep growing!

Daily water usage for crops: 2 galons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 09:00 and 13:00

Changes to research plants: none.

Daily watering and amount of water used: 1 L approximately

Narrative:

Hi, Gael! Atila in here, like the Hun. I hope you are having a terrific time.

Today was the day after the germination of the crops from a former experiment that is on the Green Hab (GH).  The seeds keep germinating and the seedling keep growing.  I turned on the heater (45 F).

Species (common name) Number of bowls Number of seedlings
Tomatoes 25 8
Cucumber 7 1
Melon 8 7
Beans 17 7
Pepper 9 3

Tomorrow as soon as possible I’ll update this numbers. It will be probably easier if I make a Drive with the dates and number of emerging seeds. Let me know if you have like a Data Base where I can put this kind of data.

Respecting my project. Half of the seeds remain at the GH; the other half is in the growing chamber. For all the seeds of the experiment I’m using almost a Liter.

The project wants to prove that Peruvian native crops can, indeed, germinate and grow on Mars soil. I’m working with quinoa, amaranthus and mustard (as a control).

The analog soil I’m using is becoming clay, and I’m worry that the seeds are not going to be able to break the soil and emerge. So, I’m going to try a new procedure: I’m going to germinate the seeds on Petri dishes and observe growing behavior on those ones.

I think that’s pretty much all, if you need more information about the GH I will be glad to send it to you.

Thank you for being there!

Have a beautiful night on Earth.

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