Greenhab Report – December 1st

Crew 216 GreenHab Report 01-DEC-19
Crew GreenHab Officer: Michael Ho

Environmental control: Door opened for ventilation at 12.05 pm, closed at 7.50 pm.
Average temperature: 15C
Hours of supplemental light: Automatic system
Daily water usage for crops: 14L
Daily water usage for research and/or other purposes: nil
Water in Blue Tank – enough
Time(s) of watering for crops: 09.05 am; 4.15 pm.

SEASONAL PLANTING HISTORY:
(Established plants introduced since 03/11/2019 till 22/11/2019 please refer to Crew 215 GreenHab Report of 22/11/2019.)
Crew 216:
26/11/2019:
1 avocado seed in a small black pot
24/11/2019:
1 avocado seed in a small black pot
23/11/2019:
seeded Zucchini in 2 large black pots
seeded Chilli Pepper ‘Shishito’ in 2 2-gallon black pots
seeded Sweet Greenfield Pepper ‘California Wonder’ in 2 2-gallon black pots
seeded Swiss Chard ‘Flamingo Pink’ in 4 2-gallon black pots
transplanted three self-seeded tomato plants in large blue tub transplanted to 2-gallon pots

OTHER NOTES:
Adjusted the vents of the heater to blow horizontally instead of downwards. Removed temporary shades for strawberries as a result.
Will also monitor snow peas’ well-being as a result of an adjustment of the vents of the heater.
Harvest: None
Support/supplies requested:nil.

GreenHab Report – November 29th

Crew 216 GreenHab Report 29-NOV-19
Crew GreenHab Officer: Michael Ho

Environmental control: Door opened for ventilation at 11.55 am, closed at 5.10 pm.
Average temperature: 14C
Hours of supplemental light: Automatic system
Daily water usage for crops: 12L
Daily water usage for research and/or other purposes: nil
Water in Blue Tank – enough
Time(s) of watering for crops: 09.40 am; 4.10 pm.

SEASONAL PLANTING HISTORY:
(Established plants introduced since 03/11/2019 till 22/11/2019 please refer to Crew 215 GreenHab Report of 22/11/2019.)

OTHER NOTES
Constructed temporary shades for the 3 strawberry plants for shielding from heater vent. Will monitor over the coming days.

Rearranged on platform nearest to blue water container (Plot A):
a. the 9 pots of Tomato into 3×3 matrix,
b. the 4 pots of Sweet Chard into 2×2 matrix,
c. the 4 pots of Sweet Peppers into 2×2 matrix,
d. the 2 pots of Chile Pepper into 1×2 matrix,
e. the 2 pots of Avocado into 1×2 matrix.

Harvest: None
Support/supplies requested: None

GreenHab Report – November 27th

Crew 216 GreenHab Report 27-NOV-19
Crew GreenHab Officer: Michael Ho

Environmental control: Door opened for ventilation at 12.15pm, closed at 4.40 pm.
Average temperature: 17C
Hours of supplemental light: Automatic system
Daily water usage for crops: 13L
Daily water usage for research and/or other purposes: nil
Water in Blue Tank – enough
Time(s) of watering for crops: 10.00 am; 4.30 pm.
Sprouted:
from both long trays of narcissis,
from both trays of cherry tomatoes,
from all 3 round trays of snow peas.

SEASONAL PLANTING HISTORY:
(Established plants introduced since 03/11/2019 till 22/11/2019 please refer to Crew 215 GreenHab Report of 22/11/2019.)

OTHER NOTES
Harvest: None
Support/supplies requested: None

Greenhab Report – November 28th

Crew 216 GreenHab Report 28-NOV-19
Crew GreenHab Officer: Michael Ho

Environmental control: Door opened for ventilation at 12.05pm, closed at 5.30 pm.
Average temperature: 20C
Hours of supplemental light: Automatic system
Daily water usage for crops: 20L
Daily water usage for research and/or other purposes: nil
Water in Blue Tank – enough
Time(s) of watering for crops: 09.30 am; 4.40 pm.

SEASONAL PLANTING HISTORY:
(Established plants introduced since 03/11/2019 till 22/11/2019 please refer to Crew 215 GreenHab Report of 22/11/2019.)

OTHER NOTES
Harvest: None
Support/supplies requested: None
The 3 white round trays of snow peas are now hanging nicely! Strawberry nearest the door seems to be in the poorest condition of the 3, while the one furthest from the door seems to be in the best. Am wondering whether the hot air from the heater is the cause. Am moving the long tray right in front of the door during door opening hours so that they enjoy the cool air during that time. Will monitor over the next few days.
Inventory of all pots of plantings done. Paper is on the table.

Crew 216 Greenhab Report 26Nov2019

[title Greenhab Report – November 26th]

Crew 216 GreenHab Report 26-NOV-19
GreenHab Officer: Michael Ho
Environmental control: Door left closed for the day.
Average temperature: 23C
Hours of supplemental light: Automatic system
Daily water usage for crops: 16L ( blue cans)…of which 6L were from a 3/4-full watering can left from previous rotation.
Daily water usage for research and/or other purposes: nil
Water in Blue Tank – enough
Time(s) of watering for crops: 10:00 & 16:30
Newly sprouted:
from 1 pot of Swiss Chard,
from 1 pot of tomatoes,
from 1 pot of pepper colour mix,
from both long trays of nassissus,
from 1 round tray of snow peas.

SEASONAL PLANTING HISTORY:
1 more avocado seed planted today.
3 terracotta pots of 4 succulents each planted today, placed on the same shelf as the aloe vera. Soil mix: Potting soil and local sand.

(Established plants introduced since 03/11/2019 till 22/11/2019 please refer to Crew 215 GreenHab Report of 22/11/2019.)

OTHER NOTES
Harvest: None
Support/supplies requested: None

GreenHab Report – November 25th

Crew 216 GreenHab Report 25-NOV-19
GreenHab Officer: Michael Ho
Environmental control: Door left closed for the day.
Average temperature: 17C
Hours of supplemental light: Automatic system
Daily water usage for crops: 6L (blue cans)
Daily water usage for research and/or other purposes: N/A
Water in Blue Tank – Sufficient
Time(s) of watering for crops: 10:40 and 17:00

SEASONAL PLANTING HISTORY:
Established plants introduced since 03/11/2019 till 22NOV19.
Please refer to Crew 215 GreenHab Report of 22NOV19.

OTHER NOTES

Harvest: None

Support/supplies requested: Would be desirable for more wire hanging points be installed on roof frame for white IKEA hanging pots.

Greenhab Report – Nov 24th

Crew 216 GreenHab – 24-NOV-2019
GreenHab Officer: Michael Ho

Environmental control: Door left open 12.40 pm, door closed 4.50 pm.

Average temperature: 24C

Hours of supplemental light: Automatic system

Daily water usage for crops: 16L (2 blue cans)
Daily water usage for research and/or other purposes: nil
Water in Blue Tank – enough
Time(s) of watering for crops: 12:40 pm; 4.50 pm

Changes to crops: 6 additional species planted as seed on 23/11, details listed below. 1 avocado seed planted today.

Summer shade cloth taken down, 50% shade cloth hung, green shelves rotated 90 degrees to a new position.

The following planted seeds have germinated as of today – oregano, chives, marjoram, lemon balm, basil, thyme, sage, coriander, carrots, radish, spinach (2 species), rocket, tomatoes (2 species), cucumber, onion, snow peas.

SEASONAL PLANTING HISTORY
Established plants introduced 03/11/2019

[3x] strawberry plants (Everbearing), in a medium metal planter
[1x] spicy orange thyme (thymus fragantissimus), small terra-cotta pot
[1x] lemon balm scented geranium (pelargonium x Melissinum), small terra-cotta pot
[1x] Mint Mentha – Berries & Cream, small terra cotta pot
[1x] Pineapple Mint – mentha suaveolens variegated, small terra cotta pot
[1x] Ice plant – Delospermo ‘jewel of the desert garnet’, small terra cotta pot
[1x] Sempervium textorum assorted Hen & Chicks, small terra cotta pot
[1x] Rosemary ‘Barbecue’ (Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Barbecue’), large plastic pot
[1x] Rosemary ‘Spice Island’ Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Spice Island’, large plastic pot
[1x] mint, grapefruit, large plastic pot
[2x] small Aloe Vera, in a medium metal planter, frost-damaged (removed 1311219)

Seeds Planted 04/11/2019 (Large metal planting tub)
Greek Oregano – Origanum heracleoticum
Chives – Allium schoenoprasum
Sweet Marjoram – Origanum majorana
Lemon Balm – Melissa officinalis
Sage – Salvia Officinalis
Thai Basil – Siam Queen
German/Winter Thyme – Thymus vulgaris

Seeds Planted 10/11/2019 (Large metal planting tub)
Coriander – Coriandrum Sativum

Seeds Planted in12/11/2019 (2 smaller planting tubs)
Carrots ‘Purple Sun F1’
Radish ‘icicle’

Seeds Planted 13/11/2019
Perpetual Spinach, Rocket, Spinach ‘Lakeside F1’in medium metal planter.
Tomato (Chocolate Cherry) and Tomato Pole Roma in small pots for transplantation.

Seeds Planted 14/11/2019
Tomato (Chocolate Cherry) and Tomato Pole Roma in small pots for transplantation.
Onion (Evergreen White Bunching)
Cucumbers (Patio Snackers F1) in a hanging pot
Pepper (Mini Bell Color Mix) in small pots for transplantation.

Seeds Planted 15/11/2019
Acorn Pumpkin in a small pot for future transplantation. The seed taken from a pumpkin brought to the Hab at the start of rotation as a vegetable.
Snow Peas in 2 hanging pots.

Bulbs planted 19/11/2019
25 white Narcissus bulbs (Paperwhites ‘Ziva’)
Planted into 3 small terra cotta pots & 2 long planter boxes.

Seed planted 21/11/2019
1 apple seed (green apple) from fruit brought to the campus early in the mission.

Seeds Planted 22/11/2019
Snow Peas in 3 hanging pots.

Seeds Planted 23/11/2019
Zucchini in 2 large black pots
Chili Pepper ‘Shishito’ in 2 2 gallon black pots
Sweet Greenfield Pepper ‘California Wonder’ in 2 2 gallon black pots
Swiss Chard ‘Flamingo Pink’ in 4 2 gallon black pots

Seed Planted 24/11/2019
1 avocado seed in a small black pot

Three self-seeded tomato plants in large blue tub transplanted to 2-gallon pots

OTHER NOTES:

Partly used packed of seed have been stored in the provided tin to protect from vermin.

Harvest: None

Support/supplies needed: It would be desirable for more wire hanging points to be installed on the roof frame for white IKEA hanging pots.

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GreenHab Report – November 22th

Crew 215 GreenHab – FINAL REPORT 22-11-2019
GreenHab Officer: Guy Murphy
Environmental control: Door left open for ventilation 11am then reclosed 3pm.
Average temperature: 15C (temperature read 3pm)
Hours of supplemental light: Automatic system
Daily water usage for crops: 16 litres (2 full blue watering cans).
Daily water usage for research and/or other purposes:
Water in Blue Tank –
Time(s) of watering for crops: 9am, 3pm.
Changes to crops: More snow peas planted in 3 white hanging pots.

The following planted seeds have germinated as of today – oregano, chives, marjoram, lemon balm, basil, thyme, sage, corinader, carrots, radish, spinach (2 species), rocket, tomatoes (2 species), cucumber, onion, snow peas.

SEASONAL PLANTING HISTORY
Established plants introduced 03/11/2019

[3x] strawberry plants (Everbearing), in medium metal planter
[1x] spicy orange thyme (thymus fragantissimus), small terra cotta pot
[1x] lemon balm scented geranium (pelargonium x Melissinum), small terra cotta pot
[1x] Mint Mentha – Berries & Cream, small terra cotta pot
[1x] Pineapple Mint – mentha suaveolens variegated, small terra cotta pot
[1x] Ice plant – Delospermo ‘jewel of the desert garnet’, small terra cotta pot
[1x] Sempervium textorum assorted Hen & Chicks, small terra cotta pot
[1x] Rosemary ‘Barbecue’ (Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Barbecue’), large plastic pot
[1x] Rosemary ‘Spice Island’ Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Spice Island’, large plastic pot
[1x] mint, grapefruit, large plastic pot
[2x] small Aloe Vera, in medium metal planter, frost damaged (removed 1311219)

Seeds Planted 04/11/2019 (Large metal planting tub)
Greek Oregano – Origanum heracleoticum
Chives – Allium schoenoprasum
Sweet Marjoram – Origanum majorana
Lemon Balm – Melissa officialnis
Sage – Savia Officinalis
Thai Basil – Siam Queen
German/Winter Thyme – Thymus vulgaris

Seeds Planted 10/11/2019 (Large metal planting tub)
Corinader – Coriandrum Sativum

Seeds Planted in12/11/2019 (2 smaller planting tubs)
Carrots ‘Purple Sun F1’
Radish ‘icicle’

Seeds Planted 13/11/2019
Perpetual Spinach, Rocket, Spinach ‘Lakeside F1’in medium metal planter.
Tomato (Chocolate Cherry) and Tomato Pole Roma in small pots for transplantation.

Seeds Planted 14/11/2019
Tomato (Chocolate Cherry) and Tomato Pole Roma in small pots for transplantation.
Onion (Evergreen White Bunching)
Cucumbers (Patio Snackers F1) in hanging pot
Pepper (Mini Bell Color Mix) in small pots for transplantation.

Seeds Planted 15/11/2019
Acorn Pumpkin in a small pot for future transplantation. Seed taken from a pumpkin brought to the Hab at start of rotation as a vegetable.
Snow Peas in 2 hanging pots.

Bulbs planted 19/11/2019
25 white Narcissus bulbs (Paperwhites ‘Ziva’)
Planted into 3 small terra cotta pots & 2 long planter boxes.

Seed planted 21/11/2019
1 apple seed (green apple) from a fruit brought to the campus early in the mission.

Seeds Planted 22/11/2019
Snow Peas in 3 hanging pots.

Other seeds stored in the Greenhab are identified as –

Rocket ‘Arugula Rocket Salad ‘Rocky’ (Diplotaxis tenuifolia), 1/2 packet
Spinach ‘Lakeside F1’, 1/2 packet
Carrots ‘Purple Sun F1’ – 1/2 packet
Radish ‘icicle’ – 1/2 packet
Snow Pea (Oregon Giant)
Cucumbers (Patio Snackers F1), 1/2 packet
Onion (Evergreen White Bunching), 1/2 packet
Pepper (Mini Bell Color Mix), 1/2 packet
Perpetual Spinach (Green Leaf Chard), 1/2 packet

Partly used packed of seed have been stored in the provided tin to protect from vermin.

Harvest: None

Support/supplies needed: Bag of rubbish requires removal. Would be desirable for more wire hanging points be installed on roof frame for white IKEA hanging baskets.

The following are some general maintenance recommendations future crew may wish to consider –

The potting mix filled black pots on the wooden stand are for the tomato, pepper & pumpkin seedlings when they are large enough to separate.
Have a strategy in place to deal with gnats if they reappear (check with Shannon). Avoid uncovered stagnant water.
Thin radish, carrots, spinach, rocket and herbs as they grow, given these plants need to be spaced once mature size. Thinned plants can be eaten.
Stagger additional planting of the above so the harvests are ready at different times through the field season.
Take care not to overwater hanging white pots are they have no drainage holes.
Resuse plastic labels by scraping the old writing off with the side of the secateurs.
Fertilise at least once a week as seedlings grow.
The 2 radios in the Greenhab take disposable batteries, not rechargeable. Do not try to recharge.
Do not put pots with drainage holes on white cabinets as they may rust.
Hand pollinate pumpkins once flowering.

GreenHab Report – November 21st

Crew 215 GreenHab Report 21-11-2019
GreenHab Officer: Guy Murphy
Environmental control: Door left open for ventilation midday then reclosed 5pm.
Average temperature: 20C (temperature read 3pm)
Hours of supplemental light: Automatic system
Daily water usage for crops: 16 litres (2 full blue watering cans).
Daily water usage for research and/or other purposes:
Water in Blue Tank –
Time(s) of watering for crops: 9am, 3pm.
Changes to crops: 1 green apple seed planted, repotted aloe vera plants. Noted that 3
self seeded tomato plants have appeared in large planter tray, species unknown. (I will
transfer to pots.)

SEASONAL PLANTING HISTORY
Established plants introduced 03/11/2019

[3x] strawberry plants (Everbearing), in medium metal planter
[1x] spicy orange thyme (thymus fragantissimus), small terra cotta pot
[1x] lemon balm scented geranium (pelargonium x Melissinum), small terra cotta pot
[1x] Mint Mentha – Berries & Cream, small terra cotta pot
[1x] Pineapple Mint – mentha suaveolens variegated, small terra cotta pot
[1x] Ice plant – Delospermo ‘jewel of the desert garnet’, small terra cotta pot
[1x] Sempervium textorum assorted Hen & Chicks, small terra cotta pot
[1x] Rosemary ‘Barbecue’ (Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Barbecue’), large plastic pot
[1x] Rosemary ‘Spice Island’ Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Spice Island’, large plastic pot
[1x] mint, grapefruit, large plastic pot
[2x] small Aloe Vera, in medium metal planter, frost damaged (removed 1311219)

Seeds Planted 04/11/2019 (Large metal planting tub)
Greek Oregano – Origanum heracleoticum
Chives – Allium schoenoprasum
Sweet Marjoram – Origanum majorana
Lemon Balm – Melissa officialnis
Sage – Savia Officinalis
Thai Basil – Siam Queen
German/Winter Thyme – Thymus vulgaris

Seeds Planted 10/11/2019 (Large metal planting tub)
Corinader – Coriandrum Sativum

Seeds Planted in12/11/2019 (2 smaller planting tubs)
Carrots ‘Purple Sun F1’
Radish ‘icicle’

Seeds Planted 13/11/2019
Perpetual Spinach, Rocket, Spinach ‘Lakeside F1’in medium metal planter.
Tomato (Chocolate Cherry) and Tomato Pole Roma in small pots for transplantation.

Seeds Planted 14/11/2019
Tomato (Chocolate Cherry) and Tomato Pole Roma in small pots for transplantation.
Onion (Evergreen White Bunching)
Cucumbers (Patio Snackers F1) in hanging pot
Pepper (Mini Bell Color Mix) in small pots for transplantation.

Seeds Planted 15/11/2019
Acorn Pumpkin in a small pot for future transplantation. Seed taken from a pumpkin

brought to the Hab at start of rotation as a vegetable.
Snow Peas in 2 hanging pots.

Bulbs planted 19/11/2019
25 white Narcissus bulbs (Paperwhites ‘Ziva’)
Planted into 3 small terra cotta pots & 2 long planter boxes.

Seed planted 21/11/2019
1 apple seed (green apple) from a fruit brought to the campus early in the mission.

Other seeds stored in the Greenhab are identified as –

Rocket ‘Arugula Rocket Salad ‘Rocky’ (Diplotaxis tenuifolia), 1/2 packet
Spinach ‘Lakeside F1’, 1/2 packet
Carrots ‘Purple Sun F1’ – 1/2 packet
Radish ‘icicle’ – 1/2 packet
Snow Pea (Oregon Giant)
Cucumbers (Patio Snackers F1), 1/2 packet
Onion (Evergreen White Bunching), 1/2 packet
Pepper (Mini Bell Color Mix), 1/2 packet
Perpetual Spinach (Green Leaf Chard), 1/2 packet

Partly used packed of seed have been stored in the provided tin to protect from vermin.
This will also allow repropagation later in the season to stagger harvest times and
allow resowing if crops are lost.

Harvest: None

Support/supplies needed: Bag of rubbish requires removal. Would be desirable for more
wire hanging points be installed on roof frame for white IKEA hanging baskets.

Crew 215 Greenhab Report 20Nov2019

[title Greenhab Report – November 20th]

Crew 215 GreenHab Report 20-11-2019
GreenHab Officer: Guy Murphy
Environmental control: Door left open for ventilation midday then reclosed 5pm as the
day was overcast.
Average temperature: 28C (temperature read 2:20pm)
Hours of supplemental light: Automatic system
Daily water usage for crops: 16 litres (2 full blue watering cans).
Daily water usage for research and/or other purposes:
Water in Blue Tank –
Time(s) of watering for crops: 8:30am.
Changes to crops: No changes. Filled 15 medium pots with soil to receive
tomato/capsicum seedlings when they are of sufficent size.

SEASONAL PLANTING HISTORY
Established plants introduced 03/11/2019

[3x] strawberry plants (Everbearing), in medium metal planter
[1x] spicy orange thyme (thymus fragantissimus), small terra cotta pot
[1x] lemon balm scented geranium (pelargonium x Melissinum), small terra cotta pot
[1x] Mint Mentha – Berries & Cream, small terra cotta pot
[1x] Pineapple Mint – mentha suaveolens variegated, small terra cotta pot
[1x] Ice plant – Delospermo ‘jewel of the desert garnet’, small terra cotta pot
[1x] Sempervium textorum assorted Hen & Chicks, small terra cotta pot
[1x] Rosemary ‘Barbecue’ (Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Barbecue’), large plastic pot
[1x] Rosemary ‘Spice Island’ Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Spice Island’, large plastic pot
[1x] mint, grapefruit, large plastic pot
[2x] small Aloe Vera, in medium metal planter, frost damaged (removed 1311219)

Seeds Planted 04/11/2019 (Large metal planting tub)
Greek Oregano – Origanum heracleoticum
Chives – Allium schoenoprasum
Sweet Marjoram – Origanum majorana
Lemon Balm – Melissa officialnis
Sage – Savia Officinalis
Thai Basil – Siam Queen
German/Winter Thyme – Thymus vulgaris

Seeds Planted 10/11/2019 (Large metal planting tub)
Corinader – Coriandrum Sativum

Seeds Planted in12/11/2019 (2 smaller planting tubs)
Carrots ‘Purple Sun F1’
Radish ‘icicle’

Seeds Planted 13/11/2019
Perpetual Spinach, Rocket, Spinach ‘Lakeside F1’in medium metal planter.
Tomato (Chocolate Cherry) and Tomato Pole Roma in small pots for transplantation.

Seeds Planted 14/11/2019
Tomato (Chocolate Cherry) and Tomato Pole Roma in small pots for transplantation.
Onion (Evergreen White Bunching)
Cucumbers (Patio Snackers F1) in hanging pot
Pepper (Mini Bell Color Mix) in small pots for transplantation.

Seeds Planted 15/11/2019
Acorn Pumpkin in a small pot for future transplantation. Seed taken from a pumpkin

brought to the Hab at start of rotation as a vegetable.
Snow Peas in 2 hanging pots.

Bulbs planted 19/11/2019
25 white Narcissus bulbs (Paperwhites ‘Ziva’)
Planted into 3 small terra cotta pots & 2 long planter boxes.

Other seeds stored in the Greenhab are identified as –

Rocket ‘Arugula Rocket Salad ‘Rocky’ (Diplotaxis tenuifolia), 1/2 packet
Spinach ‘Lakeside F1’, 1/2 packet
Carrots ‘Purple Sun F1’ – 1/2 packet
Radish ‘icicle’ – 1/2 packet
Snow Pea (Oregon Giant)
Cucumbers (Patio Snackers F1), 1/2 packet
Onion (Evergreen White Bunching), 1/2 packet
Pepper (Mini Bell Color Mix), 1/2 packet
Perpetual Spinach (Green Leaf Chard), 1/2 packet

Partly used packed of seed have been stored in the provided tin to protect from vermin.

This will also also repropogation later in the season to stagger harvest times and
allow resowing if crops are lost.

Harvest: None

Support/supplies needed: Last night 3 bags potting mix, 5 bags garden soil & 2 aloe
vera plants were delivered.