MARS DESERT RESEARCH STATION

GreenHab Report – February 24th

Green Hab Report – Sol 12
Report written by: Victoria DA-POIAN (Crew Biologist)

Date : 02/24/2017

Functionality: The heater in the green hab is working well. Today was a very sunny but cold day ! I checked the temperature in the GreenHab this morning. It was around 28 Celsius degrees around 10:00 AM while the temperature in the tunnel was around 3.2 Celsius degrees. I switched on the cooler on stage 2. The GreenHab temperature was 24 Celsius degrees at 6:00PM while it was 2.8 Celsius degrees in the tunnel. I watered twice the plants today.

Status: The existing seedlings in the greenhab are continuing to grow well. There are spinach, lettuce, radish, and beans growing very well in the small pots.

The lettuces are growing well too. The new lettuces I planted are growing very well too.

The Vegidair has been installed a week ago and is functionning very well. We were able to see nice sprouts of lettuce today in the Vegidair and some smaller in the similar pots I put in the GreenHab.

GreenHab Report – February 23rd

Green Hab Report  – Sol 11
Report written by: Victoria DA-POIAN (Crew Biologist)

Date : 02/23/2017

Functionality: The heater in the green hab is working well. Today was a very sunny and windy day ! As I was in EVA, Louis checked the temperature in the GreenHab this morning. It was around 30 Celsius degrees around 10:00 AM while the temperature in the tunnel was around 8.2 Celsius degrees. He switched on the cooler. The GreenHab temperature was 15 Celsius degrees at 6:00PM while it was 3.2 Celsius degrees in the tunnel. Louis watered the seedlings this morning and I did this afternoon.


Status: The existing seedlings in the greenhab are continuing to grow well. There are spinach, lettuce, radish, and beans growing very well in the small pots.

The lettuces are growing well too. The new lettuces I planted are growing very well too.

The Vegidair has been installed 5 days ago and is functionning very well. We were able to see nice sprouts of lettuce today in the Vegidair and some smaller in the similar pots I put in the GreenHab.


Thanks,
Victoria

Green Hab Report – February 22nd

Green Hab Report  – Sol 10
Report written by: Victoria DA-POIAN (Crew Biologist)

Date : 02/22/2017

Functionality: The heater in the green hab is working well. Today was a very sunny day and warmer than yesterday. I checked the temperature in the GreenHab this morning. It was around 35 Celsius degrees around 09:15 AM while the temperature in the tunnel was around 17.6 Celsius degrees. I switched on the cooler (on stage 3).

The GreenHab temperature was 30 Celsius degrees at 4:30PM while it was 17 Celsius degrees in the tunnel. I watered the seedlings this morning and I did this afternoon.

Status: The existing seedlings in the greenhab are continuing to grow well. There are spinach, lettuce, radish, and beans growing very well in the small pots. I harvested 2 radishes and I planted 2 new.

The Vegidair has been installed 5 days ago and is functionning very well (cf photos). We were able to see taller sprouts of lettuce and of « roquette » today in the Vegidair than in the similar pots I put in the GreenHab.

GreenHab Report – February 21st

Green Hab Report  – Sol 9
Report written by: Victoria DA-POIAN (Crew Biologist)

Date : 02/21/2017

Functionality: The heater in the green hab is working well. Today was a very sunny day and warmer that yesterday. As I was in EVA this morning, Xavier has checked the temperature in the GreenHab this morning. It was around 30 Celsius degrees around 09:45 AM while the temperature in the tunnel was around 12.9 Celsius degrees. Xavier switched on the cooler (on stage 2). The GreenHab temperature was 25 Celsius degrees at 5:30PM while it was 17 Celsius degrees in the tunnel. Xavier watered the seedlings this morning and I did this afternoon.


Status: The existing seedlings in the greenhab are continuing to grow well. There are spinach, lettuce, radish, and beans growing very well in the small pots.

The Vegidair has been installed 5 days ago and is functionning very well (cf photos). We were able to see more sprouts of lettuce and of « roquette » today in the Vegidair but not in the similar pots I put in the GreenHab.

GreenHab Report – February 20th

Green Hab Report  – Sol 8
Report written by: Victoria DA-POIAN (Crew Biologist)

Date : 02/20/2017

Functionality: The heater in the green hab is working well. Today was a nicer day than yesterday! I checked the temperature in the GreenHab this morning. It was around 27 Celsius degrees around 11:00 AM while the temperature in the tunnel was around 6.8 Celsius degrees. I switched on the cooler (on stage 1). The GreenHab temperature was 21 Celsius degrees at 5:30PM while it was 12.6 Celsius degrees in the tunnel. I watered the seedlings this morning and this afternoon too.


Status: The existing seedlings in the greenhab are continuing to grow well. There are spinach, lettuce, radish, and beans growing very well in the small pots.

The Vegidair has been installed 4 days ago and is functionning very well (cf photos). We were able to see more sprouts of lettuce and of « roquette » today in the Vegidair but not in the similar pots I put in the GreenHab.

GreenHab Report – February 19th

Green Hab Report  – Sol 7
Report written by: Victoria DA-POIAN (Crew Biologist)

Date : 02/19/2017

Functionality: The heater in the green hab is working well. Today was a rainy, cloudy and cold day ! I checked the temperature in the GreenHab this morning. It was around 21 Celsius degrees around 11:00 AM while the temperature in the tunnel was around 6.8 Celsius degrees. I did not switch on the cooler. The GreenHab temperature was 18 Celsius degrees at 5:00PM while it was 6.6 Celsius degrees in the tunnel. I watered the seedlings this morning and this afternoon too.

Status: The existing seedlings in the greenhab are continuing to grow well. There are spinach, lettuce, radish, and beans growing very well in the small pots.

The Vegidair has been installed 3 days ago and is functionning very well. We were able to see more sprouts of lettuce and of « roquette » today in the Vegidair but not in the similar pots I put in the GreenHab.

GreenHab Report – February 18th

Green Hab Report  – Sol 6
Report written by: Victoria DA-POIAN (Crew Biologist)

Date : 02/18/2017

Functionality: The heater in the green hab is working well. Today was a very rainy and cloudy day ! I checked the temperature in the GreenHab this morning. It was around 21 Celsius degrees around 10:40 AM while the temperature in the tunnel was around 8.4 Celsius degrees. I did not switch on the cooler. The GreenHab temperature was 18 Celsius degrees at 5:00PM while it was 8.2 Celsius degrees in the tunnel. I watered the seedlings this morning and this afternoon too.


Status: The existing seedlings in the greenhab are continuing to grow well. There are spinach, lettuce, radish, and beans growing very well in the small pots.

The lettuces are growing well too and I think we will have one for tomorrow lunch.

The Vegidair has been installed 2 days ago and is functionning very well. We were able to see some sprouts of lettuce today in the Vegidair but not in the similar pots I put in the GreenHab.

GreenHab Report – February 17th

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Green Hab Report  – Sol 5
Report written by: Victoria DA-POIAN (Crew Biologist)

Date : 02/17/2017

Functionality: The heater in the green hab is working well. Today was a very cloudy and windy day ! As I was in EVA this morning, Louis Maller has checked the temperature in the GreenHab this morning. It was around 24 Celsius degrees around 9:40 AM while the temperature in the tunnel was around 10.4 Celsius degrees. He switched on the cooler (on step 1) and the GreenHab temperature was 20 Celsius degrees at 4:00PM while it was 14 Celsius degrees in the tunnel. I switched the cooler off. Louis Maller watered the seedlings this morning, and I did this afternoon too.

Status: The existing seedlings in the green hab are continuing to grow well. There are spinach, lettuce, radish, and beans growing very well in the small pots.

The lettuces are growing well too.

The Vegidair has been installed yesterday and is functionning well.

Planned activity: I have checked my new plants (planted yesterday) , the ones I want to compare with the ones I have in the Vegidair.

Thanks,

Victoria

GreenHab Report – February 16th

Green Hab Report  – Sol 4
Report written by: Victoria DA-POIAN (Crew Biologist)

Date : 02/16/2017

Functionality: The heater in the green hab is working well. Today was a very sunny day again ! As I was in EVA this morning, Mouadh has checked the temperature in the GreenHab this morning. It was around 40 Celsius degrees around 10 :20 AM while the temperature in the tunnel was around 12.3 Celsius degrees. He switched on the cooler (on step 2) and the GreenHab temperature was brought down to 26 Celsius degrees at 4:00PM while it was 16 Celsius degrees in the tunnel. I kept the cooler on (at the first step). Mouadh watered the seedlings this morning, and I did this afternoon too.


Status: The existing seedlings in the green hab are continuing to grow well. There are spinach, lettuce, radish, and beans growing very well in the small pots.

The lettuces are growing well too.


We had a small issue with the Vegidair yesterday so I had to des-install it and I have tried again today.


Planned activity: As I wrote yesterday, I decided to take the natural fertilizer and the seeds sent for the Vegidair and to plant it in plastic pots I have in the greenhab, and to compare the growth of each pots (in the Vegidair in the Hab, and in the greenhab). It was done this afternoon, I will compare each growth.

GreenHab Report – February 15th

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Green Hab Report  – Sol 3
Report written by: Victoria DA-POIAN (Crew Biologist)
Date : 02/15/2017

Functionality: The heater in the green hab is working well. Today was a very sunny day again! I checked the temperature in the GreenHab twice today. It was around 38 Celsius degrees around 10 :00 AM while the temperature in the tunnel was around 10.3 Celsius degrees. I switched on the cooler and the green hab temperature was brought down to around 28 Celsius degrees at 3 :30PM while it was 16 Celsius degrees in the tunnel. I kept the cooler on (at the medium step). I watered the seedlings twice today.

Status: The existing seedlings in the green hab are continuing to grow well. There is spinach, lettuce, radish, and beans growing very well in the small pots.

The lettuces are growing well too.

We have received the seeds and the natural fertilizer for the Vegidair, so I was able to install it this morning.
Planned activity: I decided to take the natural fertilizer and the seeds sent for the Vegidair and to plant it in plastic pots I have in the greenhab, and to compare the growth of each pots (in the Vegidair in the Hab) and in the greenhab.

Thanks,
Victoria