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Fri Aug 19, 2022, 05:20 PM

NASA encouraging everyone to grow chile plants

https://www.krqe.com/news/space-news/nasa-encouraging-everyone-to-grow-chile-plants-after-space-experiment/]


There’s a link to get seeds. Pretty cool.

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Months after growing green and red chile on the International Space Station (ISS), the project’s organizers said they are still seeing success. Engineer and Plant Scientist Jacob Torres explained how the experiment is working out.

Torres said they found the crop very adaptable but growing plants in space takes longer, which can be a setback. He also explained that instead of growing straight up, the plants grew into a sphere, making the physiology of the plant unique.

Now, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has decided to fund a new project aimed at growing chile around the world to show that the crop can adapt to many different environments as well as space.

The team working with NASA will send chile seeds for you to grow the crop, and Torres said that even though the crop is usually grown in New Mexico, they also want New Mexicans to take part. Schools are also welcome to grow the plant in their classrooms. As of July 1, 2022, there have been 110 entries for the “Space Chile Grow a Pepper Plant Challenge.”

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Ponietz Aug 2022 OP
dweller Aug 2022 #1
WheelWalker Aug 2022 #2
dweller Aug 2022 #3
Ponietz Aug 2022 #5
BigmanPigman Aug 2022 #4
NJCher Aug 2022 #6
Ponietz Aug 2022 #7

Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2022, 05:23 PM

1. The plants

grew into a sphere … 🤔
Interesting


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Response to dweller (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 19, 2022, 06:08 PM

2. Absent gravity, no negative geotrophism.

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Response to WheelWalker (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 19, 2022, 06:30 PM

3. Had to look that up

Geotropism, phototropism etc … doesn’t explain spherical growth …
But growth into a sphere is not clear also … circular? Globular ?

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Response to WheelWalker (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 20, 2022, 08:33 AM

5. So, no apical dominance then?

Indoor cannabis growers basically wrestle against this tendency with low resistance training or deal with it drastically with pruning. Its a ridiculous idea but space cannabis may have a market. Yet “Branson’s Private Stash” might make a good sci-fi comic or anime.
More on the experiment: [link:https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-s-second-pepper-harvest-sets-record-on-space-station

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2022, 06:34 PM

4. My red peppers are finally getting ripe and they're 6 months old!

I doubt my gardening expertise would be helpful to science.

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Thu Aug 25, 2022, 09:11 AM

6. just sent this

to my science teachers at the schools where I have gardens.

Thanks, Ponietz!

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Response to NJCher (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 25, 2022, 01:42 PM

7. ...

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