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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2020 9:49 p.m. PST

….Possible to Grow Vegetables in Martian and Lunar Soil

"In a breakthrough that will have science fiction fans drawing comparisons to The Martian, Dutch researchers from Wageningen University & Research successfully grew a variety of crops including arugula, radishes, leeks, tomatoes, and peas in Earth-sourced material meant to simulate Martian and lunar regolith: the dusty, rocky equivalents of soil on the two extraterrestrial bodies. Unfortunately for those who love the leafiest of leafy greens, the otherwise green-thumbed scientists were unable to grow spinach.

Their research findings, which come in the wake of China's partially successful attempt to grow cotton on the moon, were published in a paper in the journal Open Agriculture…"
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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2020 11:43 p.m. PST

"…. the otherwise green-thumbed scientists were unable to grow spinach".

That IS a relief. Hope they can't grow broccoli, or cauliflower either.

So, I can eat tomatoes, and, if I get really desperate, a radish or two.

witteridderludo27 Aug 2020 4:17 a.m. PST

I'm sure they'll be able to grow spinach in hydroponic culture, so don't worry :-)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2020 12:35 p.m. PST



Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2020 9:58 p.m. PST

Most important question about soil, though, is still: Can you grow pot in it?

Legion 428 Aug 2020 10:23 a.m. PST

That might help defer the cost of going to Mars, etc.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2020 12:24 p.m. PST

Dude!!!…. (smile)


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