Lettuce on the moon might sound like a far reach, but that’s the eventual plan. Germany’s Aerospace Centre DLR just announced this week that their experimental Antarctic greenhouse had harvested its first crops. The harvest reaped 8 pounds of greens, 18 cucumbers and 70 radishes. Is growing lettuce on Mars in our future?
A Greenhouse in Antarctica
The Antarctica project began in January and there may be more to come in the future. In addition to the recent harvest, scientists have also planted various herbs, peppers and strawberries. By next month, an expected 10 pounds of produce per week are expected.
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