Greenhab Report – January 1st

GreenHab Report

Mark Gee

01Jan2018

Environmental control: Heating with shade cloth on

Working Hour: 05:50 PM
Inside temp at working hour: 17 C
Outside temp during working hours: 6 C
Inside temperature high: 28 C
Inside temperature low: 15 C
Inside humidity: 42 %RH

Inside humidity high: 48 %RH
Inside humidity low: 25 %RH

Hours of supplemental light:

17:00 to 24:00

Changes to crops: Below is a formatted inventory of all of the crops, quantity, growth stage, actions taken, and notes. The table is also attached incase it is not visible here.

Name

Quantity

Growth Stage

Action

Notes

Dill Weed

2ft row, ~40 plants

Seedling, 3 true leaves

Rosemary

2ft row, ~20 plants

Seedling, 1 true leaf

Parsley

2ft row, ~50 plants

Seedling, cotyledon

Cilantro

2ft row, ~40 plants

Seedling, 1 true leaf

Oregano

2ft row, ~100 plants

Seedling, cotyledon

Sage

2ft row, ~10 plants

Seedling, 1 true leaf

Basil

2ft row, ~40 plants

Seedling, 1 true leaf

Thyme

2ft row, ~30 plants

Seedling, 1 true leaf

Chives

2ft row, ~20 plants

Seedling, 1 leaf

Spinach, Bloomsdale

2 seedling trays, 10 plants

Seedling, cotyledons

Need transplanting

Kale, Blue Curled Scotch

1 seedling tray, 2 pots, ~50 plants

Seedling, cotyledons

Need thinning

Cabbage, Golden Acre

1 seedling tray, ~20 plants

Seedlings, cotyledons

Need thinning

Moringa Olifera

14 plots

No plants

These are trees. Should they be grown in the small Greenhab?

Paperwhites

3 pots, seven plants

Various, sprouted to flowering

Moved flowering plants to the habitat to improve morale

Beans, Pole

27 plants

3ft vines, producing flowers and pods

Harvest in 1 week

Melon

8 plants

2ft vines, no flowers

Peppers

9 pots, 23 plants

8 inches, vegetative

Tomatoes

24 pots, 54 plants

6in-48in tall, some flowering

Need transplanting

Daily water usage for crops: 8 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 05:50

Research observations: None

Changes to research plants: None.

Aquaponics: Not Functional

Narrative:

The crew entered simulation at noon. We will have to adjust to the isolation from society, cramped quarters, and space supplies. I’m hoping to make this transition easier with the produce from the Green Hab. Several of the crops are nearing harvest and I hope to cook a meal with fresh food later in the rotation to boost crew morale. For dinner, I brought some of the blooming paperwhites to the table.

I cleaned the greenhouse and packed the aquaponics equipment to make room for the microgreen experiment and have been sterilizing the soil, growing surfaces, and water.

Support/supplies needed: 3 agar plates to check seed sterilization procedures

Green Hab Report – December 31st

GreenHab Report

Mark Gee

31Dec2017

Environmental control:

Heating

Shade cloth on West half of the Green Hab

Working Hour: 10:40
Inside temp at working hour: 18 C
Outside temp during working hours: -2.5 C
Inside temperature high: 19 C
Inside temperature low: 14 C
Inside humidity: 30 %RH

Inside humidity high: 30 %RH
Inside humidity low: 21 %RH

Hours of supplemental light: 17:00 to 24:00

Changes to crops: Beans nearing harvest. Cucumbers recovered from wilting. Nothing died and nothing was planted.

Daily water usage for crops: 6 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 10:40 and 18:00

Morning research observations: Moringa experiment watered and plants look normal.

Changes to research plants: None.

Aquaponics: Not Functional

Narrative: The handoff from Crew 184 went very well yesterday. Thank you to the Green Hab Officer David for walking me through the experiments.

Today I watered the crops whenever there was a break in crew training. The beans and radishes are near harvest. There are +20 tomato, +10 cucumber, and various other plants in intermediate growth stages.

I’ve built a device to log temperature and humidity continuously throughout the day using an Arduino, DHT11 sensor, and an SD card shield. The device has been running all day and will continue to record through the night to determine the maximum battery life.

Tomorrow I will create a complete inventory of the crops and current experiments. As well, I will prepare the East half of the Green Hab for my experiments with microgreens.

Support/supplies needed: Potting soil needed.

Happy New Year!

Mark Gee, Green Hab Officer, Crew 186

Greenhab Report – December 29th

Greenhab Report
David Murray
29 Dec, 2017

Environmental control: (Choose which is appropriate and explain further if needed)
Ambient
Ambient with window/door open from 9:05 – 16:57
Working Hour: 14:21
Inside temp at working hour: 22 C
Outside temp during working hours: 5 C
Inside temperature high: 24 C
Inside temperature low: 16 C
Inside humidity: 23%

Heating
Functioning nominally
Turns on at 16 C and off at 20 C
Cooling
Not functional
Shade Cloth On/Off
On
The greenhab lights are on from 17:00 to 24:00 every night
Average temperature:
N/A

Changes to Crops
None
Morning Research Observations
N/A
Daily Water Usage for Crops
6 gallons
Time(s) of Watering Crops
9:15
Aquaponics
N/A

Narrative
The GreenHab is clean and ready for the next crew. They’ll be inheriting a fertilizer sprayer, about seven hundred grams of moringa leaf and shoot matter, and a blender. All of the plants are healthy and no plants were lost unintentionally. I have left a note indicating when the next application of each fertilizer is due. Everything has been cleaned. Tomorrow evening I’ll have an opportunity to train the incoming GreenHab Officer and to meet the rest of Crew 186.

Support/Supplies Needed
Sand to be used as a substrate for moringa.

GreenHab – December 28th

David Murray

Environmental control: (Choose which is appropriate and explain further if needed)

Ambient
Ambient with window/door open from 9:40 – 18:06
Working Hour: 15:38
Inside temp at working hour: 23 C
Outside temp during working hours: 8 C
Inside temperature high: 26 C
Inside temperature low: 15 C
Inside humidity: 60%

Heating
Functioning nominally
Turns on at 16 C and off at 20 C
Cooling
Not functional
Shade Cloth On/Off
On
The greenhab lights are on from 17:00 to 24:00 every night
Average temperature:
N/A
Changes to Crops
None
Morning Research Observations
N/A
Daily Water Usage for Crops
6 gallons
Time(s) of Watering Crops
15:25

Aquaponics
N/A
Narrative
I replaced some of the tomato cages around the beans with wooden poles. Fourteen moringa seeds were planted in soil and five were started in damp paper towels.
Support/Supplies Needed
N/A

Greenhab Report – December 27th

Greenhab Report

David Murray

27 Dec, 2017

Environmental control:

Ambient

Ambient with window/door open from 14:05 – 16:20

Working Hour: 14:14

Inside temp at working hour: 35 C

Outside temp during working hours: 7 C

Inside temperature high: 40 C

Inside temperature low: 19 C

Inside humidity: 46%

Heating

Functioning nominally

Turns on at 16 C and off at 20 C

Cooling

Not functional

Shade Cloth On/Off

On

The greenhab lights are on from 17:00 to 24:00 every night

Average temperature:

N/A

Changes to Crops

Cucumbers are wilting because of the heat.

Morning Research Observations

N/A

Daily Water Usage for Crops

6 gallons

Time(s) of Watering Crops

14:14

Aquaponics

N/A

Narrative

The cucumbers were wilting because the inside temperature got too hot and the soil was dry. They recieved extra water today and they should be fine by tomorrow.

Support/Supplies Needed

N/A

 

Crew 185 Greenhab Report 26Dec2017

[title Greenhab Report – December 26th]

David Murray

Environmental control:

 

Ambient
Ambient with window/door open from 12:30 – 16:55
Working Hour: 12:30
Inside temp at working hour: 24 C
Outside temp during working hours: 3 C
Inside temperature high: 30 C
Inside temperature low: 15 C
Inside humidity: 21%

Heating
Functioning nominally
Turns on at 16 C and off at 20 C

Cooling
Not functional

Shade Cloth On/Off
On
The greenhab lights are on from 17:00 to 24:00 every night

Average temperature:
N/A

Changes to Crops
More beans on the bean plant and three spinach sprouts
Morning Research Observations
N/A

Daily Water Usage for Crops
2 gallons

Time(s) of Watering Crops
12:30

Aquaponics
N/A

Narrative
The crew salvaged some ice sheets a couple days ago for use in the greenhab. Today, I used the last of that. Two more spinach seeds have sprouted and everything looks healthy. There is no noticeable difference between the control and experimental groups of tomato plants.

Support/Supplies Needed
N/A

Greenhab Report – December 25th

Greenhab Report
David Murray
25 Dec, 2017

Environmental control:
Ambient
Ambient with door open from 9:30 to 17:18
Working Hour: 17:18
Inside temp at working hour: 16 C
Outside temp during working hours: 4.5 C
Inside temperature high: 32 C
Inside temperature low: 14 C
Inside humidity: 21%
Heating
Functioning nominally,
Turns on at 16 C and off at 20 C
Cooling
Not functional
Shade Cloth On/Off
On
The greenhab lights are on from 17:00 to 24:00 every night
Average temperature:
N/A
Changes to Crops
One spinach sprout
Morning Research Observations
N/A

Daily Water Usage for Crops
5 gallons
Time(s) of Watering Crops
17:18
Aquaponics
N/A
Narrative
One spinach seed has sprouted. All the plants look healthy. I’ll transplant the kale, cabbage, and spinach sprouts into larger pots over the next couple days.
Support/Supplies Needed
N/A

Green Hab Report – December 24th

David Murray
24 Dec, 2017
Environmental control: (Choose which is appropriate and explain further if needed)
Ambient
Ambient with door open from 9:28 to 14:24
Working Hour: 14:06
Inside temp at working hour: 20 C
Outside temp during working hours: 4 C
Inside temperature high: 25 C
Inside temperature low: 15 C
Inside humidity: 20%
Heating
Functioning nominally,
Turns on at 16 C and off at 20 C
Cooling
Not functional
Shade Cloth On/Off
On
The greenhab lights are on from 17:00 to 24:00 every night
Last night, the lights were unplugged at 19:00 to conserve energy but were plugged back in at 9:30 this morning to resume their normal schedule.
Average temperature:
N/A
Changes to Crops
All kale and cabbage seeds have sprouted
Morning Research Observations
N/A
Daily Water Usage for Crops

4 gallons
Time(s) of Watering Crops
14:06
Aquaponics
N/A
Narrative
All of the kale and cabbage seeds have sprouted and all the plants look healthy. There are bean pods on a few plants.
Support/Supplies Needed
N/A

Greenhab Report – December 23rd

Greenhab Report
David Murray
23 Dec, 2017
Environmental control: (Choose which is appropriate and explain further if needed)
Ambient
Ambient with door open from 9:56 to 15:37
Working Hour: 14:54
Inside temp at working hour: 19 C
Outside temp during working hours: 4.5 C
Inside temperature high: 25 C
Inside temperature low: 15 C
Inside humidity: 16%
Heating
Functioning nominally,
Turns on at 16 C and off at 20 C
Cooling
Not functional
Shade Cloth On/Off
On
The greenhab lights are on from 17:00 to 24:00 every night
Average temperature:
N/A
Changes to Crops
Kale and cabbage are sprouting
Morning Research Observations
N/A

Daily Water Usage for Crops
2 gallons
Time(s) of Watering Crops
15:37
Aquaponics
N/A
Narrative
Today I marked the controls and applied the Moringa oleifera fertilizer to 13 tomato plants. The kale and cabbage are starting to sprout but no sign of the spinach. Space in the greenhab is limited so I have to remove some of the tomatoes.
Support/Supplies Needed
N/A

Greenhab Report – December 22nd

Greenhab Report
David Murray
22 Dec, 2017
Environmental control: (Choose which is appropriate and explain further if needed)
Ambient
Ambient with door open from about noon to 15:30
Working Hour: 15:30
Inside temp at working hour: 24 C
Outside temp during working hours: -0.5 C
Inside temperature high: 33 C
Inside temperature low: 14 C
Inside humidity: 16%
Heating
Functioning nominally,
Turns on at 16 C and off at 20 C
Cooling
Not functional
Shade Cloth On/Off
On
The greenhab lights are on from 17:00 to 24:00 every night
Average temperature:
N/A
Changes to Crops
None
Morning Research Observations
N/A

Daily Water Usage for Crops
4 gallons + 3 gallons of miracle grow and water
Time(s) of Watering Crops
15:30
Aquaponics
N/A
Narrative
I transplanted some more tomatoes and applied Miracle Grow fertilizer to all the plants in the greenhab with the exception of my control and experimental groups of tomato plants. I added tomato cages to the bean plants for some support because that’s the best option I have right now. All the plants are looking healthy.
Support/Supplies Needed
N/A