GreenHab Report – May 20th

End of Season GreenHab Report – 20-May-2019

GreenHab Officer: Shannon Rupert

Environmental control:

Ambient

Shade cloth (80%) will be kept on throughout the summer

AC unit and heater will be turned off for the summer

Average temperatures: N/A

Hours of supplemental light: none

Daily water usage for crops: n/a

Water in Blue Tank— 0 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: n/a

Changes to crops: All plants removed for summer

Narrative: By the end of the week I will have the GreenHab shut down for the summer. I am mixing all the remaining garden soil with perlite and prepping it for planting, and then I will leave it for the summer. I added an additional six inches of potting soil (garden soil with perlite) to the herb garden so the soil level is to the top. I plan to put the remaining soil in the two smaller aquaponics tubs for the summer, and we may use them for planting next year or remove them and plant in pots. At any rate, this will be the best way to keep the soil over summer.

Harvest: There was still a thriving herb garden. Some of the herbs and a few remaining tomato plants were removed and given to a friend in town. All of the remaining seeds from this season were also given to her.

Support/supplies needed: In the fall we will need a new GreenHab Book and new seeds. Any new potting mix should be checked carefully so we don’t reintroduce fungus gnats. Garden Safe Multi-purpose Garden Insect Killer worked better than sticky paper and cost much less so should be used in the future should we have another infestation. Based on observations this season, microgreens are not harvested by the crews so it would be better to invest in larger greens and more substantial plants even though they take longer to grow. The scales will be in the ScienceDome but all other supplies will be in the GreenHab. The GreenHab Book will be in my house.

Greenhab Report – May 21st

End of Season GreenHab Report – 20-May-2019

GreenHab Officer: Shannon Rupert

Environmental control:

Ambient

Shade cloth (80%) will be kept on throughout the summer

AC unit and heater will be turned off for the summer

Average temperatures: N/A

Hours of supplemental light: none

Daily water usage for crops: n/a

Water in Blue Tank— 0 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: n/a

Changes to crops: All plants removed for summer

Narrative: By the end of the week I will have the GreenHab shut down for the summer. I am mixing all the remaining garden soil with perlite and prepping it for planting, and then I will leave it for the summer. I added an additional six inches of potting soil (garden soil with perlite) to the herb garden so the soil level is to the top. I plan to put the remaining soil in the two smaller aquaponics tubs for the summer, and we may use them for planting next year or remove them and plant in pots. At any rate, this will be the best way to keep the soil over summer.

Harvest: There was still a thriving herb garden. Some of the herbs and a few remaining tomato plants were removed and given to a friend in town. All of the remaining seeds from this season were also given to her.

Support/supplies needed: In the fall we will need a new GreenHab Book and new seeds. Any new potting mix should be checked carefully so we don’t reintroduce fungus gnats. Garden Safe Multi-purpose Garden Insect Killer worked better than sticky paper and cost much less so should be used in the future should we have another infestation. Based on observations this season, microgreens are not harvested by the crews so it would be better to invest in larger greens and more substantial plants even though they take longer to grow. The scales will be in the ScienceDome but all other supplies will be in the GreenHab. The GreenHab Book will be in my house.

Greenhab Report – May 17th

Crew 212 GreenHab Report – 17-May-2019: SOL 12

GreenHab Officer: Hector Palomeque

Environmental control: Ambient with the door closed from 07:00 to 11:00 + door open from 10:00 to 19:00 fan turned up to 3 (max) from 12:00 to 16:00

Shade cloth 80%: on

Average temperatures:
Low: 20 °C
High: 45 °C

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 9 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 104 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 07:30

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy.

Narrative: The door of the GreenHab have to stay closed since the early morning because of the very strong winds. The GreenHab fan had to be turned on because of the indoor temperature has reached +40°C at noon. When the winds got lower the door of the GreenHab was opened (at 10:00). All plants were watered once early in the morning to take advantage of the fresh environment.

Today the remaining Yellow Tomatoes and some Lemon Basil were harvested to prepare the dinner that they will share with Dr. Shannon Rupert.

Harvested: Tomato 26g + Lemon Basil 21g

Support/supplies needed: None.

Greenhab Report – May 16th

Crew 212 GreenHab Report – 16-May-2019: SOL 11

GreenHab Officer: Hector Palomeque

Environmental control: Ambient with the door open from 07:00 to 12:00 + fan turned up to 3 (max) from 11:00 to 19:00

Shade cloth 80%: on

Average temperatures:

Low: 21 °C

High: 41 °C

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 9 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 113 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 07:30

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy. Basil, tomato and cilantro plants continue blooming. The yellow tomatoes remaining now are ready to harvest. Chard is completely recovered from the previous harvest. Sugar Snap Peas are growing better under shade (more than 80%). Tomato in the big blue tray continue with its fructification, now it has 3 tomatoes.

Narrative: The GreenHab fan had to be turned on because of the indoor temperature has reached +40°C at 11:00. The GreenHab door had to be closed at 12:00 due to the strong winds. All plants were watered once early in the morning to take advantage of the fresh environment.

Harvested: Tomato 97g + Basil 36g

Support/supplies needed: None.

Greenhab Report – May 15th

Crew 212 GreenHab Report – 15-May-2019: SOL 10

GreenHab Officer: Hector Palomeque

Environmental control: Ambient with the door open + fan turned up to 3 (max) from 11:00 to 19:00

Shade cloth 80%: on

Average temperatures:

Low: 22 °C

High: 43 °C

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 8 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 122 gallons

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

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy. Basil and tomato plants continue blooming. Cilantro plants still blooming too. Yellow tomatoes (on the black-metallic shelf) are ready to harvest.

Narrative: The GreenHab fan had to be turned on because of the indoor temperature has reached +40 °C afternoon.

Harvested: Tomato 65g + Sage 20g + Basil 20g

Support/supplies needed: None.

Greenhab Report – May 14th

Crew 212 GreenHab Report – 14-May-2019: SOL 9

GreenHab Officer: Hector Palomeque

Environmental control: Ambient with the door open + fan turned up to 3 (max) from 13:00 to 19:00

Shade cloth 80%: on

Average temperatures:

Low: 21 °C

High: 43.8 °C

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 7 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 130 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 11:00

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy. Basil and tomato plants continue blooming. Cilantro plants start blooming too. Yellow tomatoes (on the black-metallic shelf) are ready to harvest.

Narrative: The GreenHab fan had to be turned on because of the indoor temperature has reached +40 °C afternoon. Plants were watered one time before noon (before to reach the higher temperature inside of the GreenHab).

Today’s harvest was carried out in order to prepare a lunch for the Crew based on salad and herbs. For the salad Roman Lettuce, Mixed Salad Greens, Radish, and the remaining Carrots were harvested, while for add some flavor to the food leaves of Oregano and Basil were taken.

Harvested: Roman Lettuce 20g + Oregano 50g + Mix Green Salad 70g + Radish 8g + Carrots 9g + Basil 5g

Support/supplies needed: None.

*I attach you here some pictures of the today’s harvesting.

GreenHab Report- May 02nd

Crew 211 GreenHab Report – 2-MAI-2019

GreenHab Officer: Chloé Peduzzi

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

Shade cloth: 80%

Average temperatures:

Low: 13°C

High: 38°C

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 4 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 65 gallons

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

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy. The tomato plant of the GreenHab seems a little stressed. The are more flowers on the tomato plant. Oregano grows well.

Narrative: We have harvested chard leaves and carrots for dinner.

Harvest: 79.8g chard leafs + 100g carrots

Support/supplies needed: None

Greenhab Report – May 13th

Crew 212 GreenHab Report – 13-May-2019: SOL 8

GreenHab Officer: Hector Palomeque

Environmental control: Ambient with the door open + fan turned up to 3 (max) from 12:00 to 19:00

Shade cloth 80%: on

Average temperatures:
Low: 20 °C
High: 43 °C

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 7 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 137 gallons

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

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy. All tomato plants continue blooming.

Narrative: The GreenHab fan had to be turned on because of the indoor temperature has reached +40 °C at noon. Plants were watered once at noon.

Basil harvested to add some flavor to the Crew’s lunch.

Harvested: Basil 20g

Support/supplies needed: None.

GreenHab Report – May 12th

Crew 212 GreenHab Report – 12-May-2019: SOL 7

GreenHab Officer: Hector Palomeque

Environmental control: Ambient with the door open + fan turned up to 3 (max) from 12:00 to 19:00

Shade cloth 80%: on

Average temperatures:

Low: 21 °C

High: 40 °C

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 7 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 144 gallons

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

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy. Basil and tomato plants continue blooming. The chard seems to get recovered from the last harvest. Dead leaves/branches were removed from most of the plants.

Narrative: The GreenHab fan had to be turned on because of the indoor temperature has reached +40 °C at 12:00. Plants were watered once at noon.

Sage add some flavor to the Crew’s lunch.

Harvested: Sage 12g

Support/supplies needed: None.

Greenhab Report – May 11th

Crew 212 GreenHab Report – 11-May-2019

SOL 6

GreenHab Officer: Hector Palomeque

Environmental control: Ambient with the door open + fan turned up to 3 (max) from 14:00 to 17:30

Shade cloth 80%: on

Average temperatures:

Low: 23.5 °C (±0.45)

High: 41.3 °C (±1.17)

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 4 gallons + 2 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 151 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 11:30 + 19:00

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy. Basil and tomato plants continue blooming. The 2 tomato plants in the black-metallic shelf are about to ripen its fruits (+10 tomatoes are yellow). Tomato in the big blue tray seems to be recovered from the hydric stress.

Narrative: The GreenHab fan had to be turned on because of the indoor temperature has reached + 40 ° C. One hour after turning the fan on, the indoor temperature decreased to about +30°C.

Plants were watered half hour before noon and those that were dry at the end of the day (7:00 PM) were watered again. The usual watering at the early morning (at 07:00) was avoided because of the substrate has remained moisture from the day before.

Chard harvested for preparing the lunch of the Crew.

Harvested: 15g Chard

Support/supplies needed: None.

I have attached an excel sheet with today’s temperature tracking of the GreenHab.

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