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.
The Russians tried growing dill in space, on then Salyut 6 space station that launched in September 1977 and remained aloft until July 1982.
During World War II, the Soviet government drafted scientists to search for substances that would help their soldiers overcome fatigue and win on the battlefield.
Ryan and I are now “pseudo-nauts”, doing space-y things with our feet firmly on Earth.