In the pilot episode of my new podcast – Gardeners of the Galaxy – you’ll hear about Moon radishes, space apple seeds, vertical farming and more.
Duckweed is remarkable plant. It is one of the fastest-growing plants on Earth, is the most protein–dense plant on the planet and also produces an abundance of important micronutrients.
In 1998, Black astronaut Guion S. Bluford Jr. took part in the Spacelab D1 mission, which included experiments on plant roots in microgravity.
In 1998, Black astronaut Michael P. Anderson became a space gardener, tending to botanical experiments on shuttle mission STS-89.
In the latest edition of The Microgreens Show, Dr Christina Johnson from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center explains more about why NASA is investigating microgreens for space crops.
When life doesn’t bring your flour… grind your own!