Excessive Watering Destroyed Flowers in Space

12.01.2016

Experiment on cultivation of asters on the International Space Station appeared to be not too successful. pilot installation Veggie had to water the plants automatically, and as a result it was overdone. Fungus multiplied, flowers began to wilt and plaque appeared on the leaves due to the excess of moisture in the soil.

Excessive Watering Destroyed Flowers in Space

This was announced on Twitter by the astronaut Scott Kelly, who had hoped that the asters would bloom for the New Year. Now he will be allowed to personally supervise the process of watering and caring of plants. Soon the Chinese and red cabbage should appear in space «beds». Faded asters, meanwhile, have been frozen - in the future they will go to the Earth for studying the behavior of fungi in weightlessness.