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Welcome to Gardeners off World, my weekly round-up of the exciting world of interplanetary gardening!

Choosing crops for the Veggie space garden

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.

Flowers in space

Coaxing a plant into flowering in space is trickier than just growing leaves – but it’s something we’re going to have to crack if we want to be space farmers.

Space lettuce!

Astronaut Steve Swanson has been doing some gardening on the International Space Station.