GreenHab Report – December 27th

GreenHab Officer: Riya Raj
Environmental Control: Heater on, fan off, door closed.
Average Temperatures:
Avg Temp – 9:42am (78.3 °F)
Relative Humidity – 10%
**After Watering:
Avg Temp – 9:50am (83.2 °F)
Relative Humidity – 10%
Used 1.1 gallon to water all the plants (did this to keep watering full day)
Avg Temp – 3:45pm (76.8 °F)
Relative Humidity – 36%
Used a spray bottle to keep the air moist during the heat
Hour of supplemental light: 10pm-2am (4 hours)
Daily water usage for crops: Sol 3 – 2.3 gallons
Water in Blue Tank (200 gallon capacity): 191.15 gallons
Times of Watering for Crops: Sol 3 – 9:50pm & 3:45pm
Changes to Crops: Adriana helped me find a spray to keep the humidity levels high enough. I watered earlier in the day to work with the heat in the afternoon. I made sure to keep the carrot plants moist.
Sol 3:
This morning temperature was quite crispywhen I went over to the greenhouse. I was mainly concerned about the clay pots filled with water that I put all over the greenhouse, but the heater allowed all of it to evaporate! So that is great! The humidity percentage was 52% yesterday. The only thing I was confused about was why some of moisture did not retain. Adriana did find a spray bottle so that I can mist the greenhouse! The humidity was constant at 27% for a few minutes. Adriana and Eshaana helped me find some gaps that are along the structural beams of the greenhouse. These gaps might be causing the water to dry away throughout the day. Hoping we can fix that! I also harvested about 7 grams of basil and they looked so cute!!! I am also starting some pH tests to check the soil content so I will note that today.
Eshaana also has her awesome mini solar farm in the greenhab to test kale and C4 bermuda grass growth under no shade, partial shade, and full shade solar conditions! She will be tracking the time period of growth based on each test case of the solar shade. She is alo taking temperature, IV tracer, and solar irradiation! Can’t wait to see the results!!
Sol 3 Harvest:
Basil: 7 grams
Support/supplies needed: Do you know how long the heater stays in the greenhouse? Also, I noticed that the greenhouse structure has several gaps and maybe this is why the moisture does not retain. Is there any way we can repair the outside of the greenhouse to seal all holes/gaps with something?

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