It’s time to check in with Mission Control and see how the AeroGarden: Cuttings mission is progressing!
How would we feed a million people on Mars? The only solution is Martian agriculture.
If October starts warm it can provide a nice breathing space, to catch up late harvesting, saving seeds and generally getting the garden ready for the winter.
The AeroGarden’s latest mission is to root three herb cuttings – spearmint, sage, and rosemary.
It’s two months (nine weeks, actually) since our space garden landed, and Ryan and I became pseudonauts.
The weather can be lovely in September, allowing us to carry on harvesting summer crops, which can make it difficult to pull them up and make room for winter ones! We may be able to put off thinking about winter, but one fact we can’t escape is the shortening days.