Greenhab Report – May 10th

Crew 212 GreenHab Report – 10-May-2019: SOL 5

GreenHab Officer: Hector Palomeque

Environmental control: Ambient with the door open from 07:00 to 14:30 + door closed from 14:30 to 15:30 + door open from 15:30 to the rest of the day

Shade cloth 80%: on

Average temperatures:
Low: 15.0 °C (±0.85)
High: 32.7 °C (±1.70)

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 5 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 157 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 12:00

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy. Half of Basil plants have already bloomed. Tomatoes in the wood table (black pots) still blooming. Tomatoes in the blue tray have already started fructification (1 tomato).

Narrative: The GreenHab door had to been closed at 14:30 due to the rain and then re-opened at 15:30 because the weather has changed dramatically. Plants were watered just once at noon. The usual watering at early morning (at 07:00) was avoided due to the substrate has remained moist since the day before.

Some herbs and Chard were harvested for preparing the lunch of the Crew.

Harvested: 100g Chard + 5g Parsley + 6g Basil

Support/supplies needed: None.

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GreenHab Report – May 9th

GreenHab Officer: Hector Palomeque

Environmental control: Ambient with the door open from 07:00 to 15:00 + door closed from 15:00 to the rest of the day

Shade cloth 80%: on

Average temperatures:

Low: 15.6 °C (±1.19)

High: 35.0 °C (±1.28)

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 2 gallons + 2 gallons (+ 3 gallons for ScienceDome)

Water in Blue Tank: 162 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 07:00 + 18:00

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy. Chard is ready to harvest. Basil is still blooming. Tomatoes in the black pots start to bloom. The area that was occupied by carrots now is empty for any other crop (Recommendation: herbs, tomato or any other with aerial growth/fructification. Tubers tends grows abnormally small due to the lack of space for dig).

Narrative: The GreenHab door had to been closed at 15:00 due to the rain and wind. Plants were watered two times with half of the usual volume because the substrate remains moisture longer thanks to the cold weather.

Harvested: 5g Sage + 59g Basil

Support/supplies needed: None.

Greenhab Report – May 8th

Crew 212 GreenHab Report – 8-May-2019: SOL 3

GreenHab Officer: Hector Palomeque

Environmental control: Ambient with door open from 07:00 to 11:00

Shade cloth 80%: on

Average temperatures:
Low: 15.9° C
High: 35° C

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 4 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 169 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 07:00

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy. Chard is ready to harvest. Basil is still blooming. Tomato in the blue tray is getting yellow in some leaves, might be hydric stress.

Narrative: Plants were watered just one time due to the weather that is cold and the pots/trays still with enough moisture.

Harvested: 353g Carrots (wet weight)

Support/supplies needed: None.

Greenhab Report – May 6th

Crew 212 GreenHab Report – 6-May-2019: SOL-1

GreenHab Officer: Hector Palomeque

Environmental control: Ambient with door open + fan turned up to 3 (2 hours)

Shade cloth 80%: on

Average temperatures:
Low: 13° C
High: 46° C

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 3 gallons + 3 gallons (+4 gallons for ScienceDome)

Water in Blue Tank: 180 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 07:30 + 19:00

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy, except for the tomato (located in the big blue tray) that looks very stressed, but despite this, it is blooming and has +20 flowers already open.

Narrative: Nothing harvested today. Plants were watered two times. The fan has been turned on by two hours (from 14:00 to 16:00). 4 gallons of water from the Blue Tank were taken for washing and cleaning glass material of the ScienceDome.

Support/supplies needed: None.

Greenhab Report – May 5th

Crew 212 GreenHab Report – 5-May-2019

GreenHab Officer: Hector Palomeque

Environmental control: Ambient with the door open

Shade cloth 80%: on

Average temperatures:
Low: 12° C
High: 43° C

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 7 gallons + 3 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 190 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 9:00 + 20:00

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy, except for the Sage that still getting some yellow and brown leaves.

Narrative:

Dr. Shannon Rupert watered and planted tomatoes, bean, and mint by the morning. Nothing has harvested today. Plants that were dry were re-watered by the evening.

Support/supplies needed: None.

Greenhab Report – May 5th

Crew 212 GreenHab Report – 5-May-2019

GreenHab Officer: Hector Palomeque

Environmental control: Ambient with the door open

Shade cloth 80%: on

Average temperatures:
Low: 12° C
High: 43° C

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 7 gallons + 3 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 190 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 9:00 + 20:00

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy, except for the Sage that still getting some yellow and brown leaves.

Narrative:

Dr. Shannon Rupert watered and planted tomatoes, bean, and mint by the morning. Nothing has harvested today. Plants that were dry were re-watered by the evening.

Support/supplies needed: None.

Greenhab Report – May 07th

Crew 212 GreenHab Report – 7-May-2019: SOL-2

GreenHab Officer: Hector Palomeque

Environmental control: Ambient with door open from 07:00 to 14:00 + fan turned on in minimum (1) from 11:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 16:30 (3.5 h)

Shade cloth 80%: on

Average temperatures:

Low: 20.7° C (±0.81)

High: 38.6° C (±1.65)

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 5 gallons + 2 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 173 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 07:00 + 19:00

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy. Chard and +20 Carrots ready to harvest. Basil is blooming.

Narrative: Plants were watered two times. It was necessary to close the GreenHab door because of the strong wind. The fan has been turned on (at minimum level) when the GreenHab reached almost 40°C.

Due to the Indoor thermometer of the GreenHab seems to being uncalibrated, an observational experiment was performed during the day: the information of 5 different indoor thermometers were recollected every hour. Then, the average temperature of every hour was calculated. Tomorrow another run of the experiment will be performed.

Harvested: 5g Basil + 1g Sage

Support/supplies needed: None.

Greenhab Report – May 4th

Crew 212 GreenHab Report – 4-May-2019

GreenHab Officer: Hector Palomeque

Environmental control: Ambient with door open + fan turned on up to 3

Shade cloth 80%: on

Average temperatures:
Low: 11° C
High: 40° C

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 5 gallons + 3 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 200 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 9:00 + 16:00

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy, except for the Sage that is getting some yellow and brown leaves. Radish was harvested. Tomato plants seem to need more water.

Narrative: Crew 211 is leaving MDRS, Crew 212 is taking over. The Blue Tank Water was refilled today. Radish, Carrots, Basil, Oregano and Parsley were harvested for dinner.

Harvest: 41.7g Radish + 105g Carrots + 3g Basil + 1g Oregano + 1g Parsley

Support/supplies needed: None.

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Greenhab Report – May 3rd

Crew 211 GreenHab Report – 3-MAY-2019

GreenHab Officer: Chloé Peduzzi

Environmental control: Ambient with door open + fan turned up to 3

Shade cloth: 80%

Average temperatures:

Low: 11°C

High: 40°C

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 4 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 60 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 11:30

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy. The tomato plant of the GreenHab still seems a little stressed. There are more flowers on the radish plants. Mixed salad green grows very well.

Narrative: We have harvested tomatoes and lettuce leafs for the dinner.

Harvest: 90g tomatoes + 24g lettuce leafs

Support/supplies needed: None

Greenhab Report – May 1st

Crew 211 GreenHab Report – 1-MAY-2019

GreenHab Officer: Chloé Peduzzi

Environmental control: Ambient with door open + fan turned up to 3

Shade cloth: 80%

Average temperatures:

Low: 15°C

High: 35°C

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 4 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 70 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 10:30

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy. The tomato plant of the GreenHab and some basils seem a little stressed. The are more flowers on the tomato plant.

Narrative: It was also cooler today. We have harvested Basil and Radish.

Harvest: 13.9g Radish + 1.7g Basil

Support/supplies needed: I won’t have enough water for 1 week long, as it was really hot this past week, and I had to water plants accordingly.