Gardeners Off World blasts off to celebrate a green-fingered Christmas in space!
One of the nerdy things I enjoy doing in my spare time is research the first seeds to have made it into space.
Blast off on an interplanetary gardening adventure in this week’s edition of Gardeners Off World!
If you look closely at the Veggie plant growth chamber on the ISS, you’ll spot a plaque at the back. Why is it there?
In May 2008, astronaut Dr Gregory Chamitoff carried a package of native Australian seeds to the ISS.
When they were planning the Veggie growth system for the ISS, NASA investigated which species to grow in it. They were looking for leafy vegetables with good growth and nutrition, which the astronauts would enjoy eating.