GreenHab Report – November 12th

Sol 9 – 12/11/2017

Green Hab Officer Atila Meszaros

Ambient: heating 50 F

Ambient with window/door open: door opened at 11:32; closed at 17:00

Shade cloth on/off: on

Average temperature:

Time 08:40 13:41 15:36 18:46
Temperature inside (°C) 23 27 21 22
Temperature outside (°C) 2 13 12 8
% Humidity 16 16 16 16

Changes to crops:  Crops keep growing! A lot.

Daily water usage for crops: 2 galons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 08:40 and 15:36

Changes to research plants: first day of germination for amaranthus control! Finally!

Daily watering and amount of water used: 1 ½ L approximately

Narrative:

Hi, Jennifer! Atila in here, yes, like the Hun. I hope you are having an amazing night

The crops from a former experiment that is in the Green Hab (GH) keep growing. There is a gigantic bean seedling! It looks amazing. However, I’m worried about the tomato seedlings, they are too many in the same pot. I hope Shannon give me some instructions regarding this issue.  I elevated the temperature of the GH to 50 F.

Species (common name) Number of bowls Number of seedlings
Tomatoes 25 43
Cucumber 7 3
Melon 8 8
Beans 17 14
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 germinate the seeds on Petri dishes and observe growing behavior on those ones. I already started today,

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, Jenn!

Have a beautiful night on Earth.

Support/supplies needed: Distilled water (not extremely necessary for now)