GreenHab Report – October 01st

GreenHab Report

Inga Popovaite, Crew 228 greenhab officer

Environmental control: Kept up at 65F at night; temp higher during the day. Doors open during the day; put a fan on today (Oct 1 2021) when temperature hiked to 110F

Average temperatures: ~70-90F during the day; kept at 65F at night. Had to start the fan today when temperature hiked to 110F

Hours of supplemental light: N/A

Daily water usage for crops: 8-10 gallons (more on a hot day, less on a cloudy/cooler day)

Daily water usage for research and/or other purposes:

Water in Blue Tank _____ gallons (~55% full)

Time(s) of watering for crops: morning, afternoon, evening (3 times, checking soil moisture levels more often)

Changes to crops: Seeds are sprouting and seedlings are growing rapidly. Zucchinis,cucumbers, Swiss chard, chives, marjoram, sage, and oregano just sprouted in the last couple days.

Narrative: Mostly caring for the seedlings; bigger plants are watered once a day. Planted carrots, chamomile, banana peppers, lettuce. All the plants are very happy and growing fast. It is a nice Martian garden out there that yields fresh flavors to us every day.

Current crops:

Seedlings/sprouts: wild rocket, microgreens, tomatoes, radishes, cucumbers, zucchini, Swiss chard, chives, marjoram, sage, oregano.

Mature: green onion, spinach, cherry tomatoes, aloe, rosemary, basil, cilantro, mint, Swiss chard, aloe, thai hot pepper (ornamental).

Harvest: Since last report:

111 g Cherry tomatoes

14 g Lettuce

6 g Swiss chard

22 g Green onion

15 g Microgreens

8 g Rosemary

14 g Basil

8 g Mint

Total: 198 g of fresh bounty to supplement dried vegetable rich diet.

Support/supplies needed: None

Next GreenHab report: 04Oct2021