Friday, October 20, 2017

Habitat Description. Part 3.

We continue with the descriptions of the modules. This is final entry is about the Plants Production Module.
Plant Module North

1.Plant light fixtures: The heights of these light fixtures can be adjusted according to the plants. They contain special light bulbs that are made to help with plant growth. They produce full spectrum UV rays to mimic the sunlight.

2.Current plant batch;

3.Sensor bay computer: This computer connects to a circuit which monitor’s the carbon monoxide levels as well as the air quality in the plant module. The circuit also helps us keep an eye on the temperature and humidity levels inside the module.

Closer look at the plants

Here’s a closer look at the plants, we have spinach, arugula, red lettuce and green lettuce. It was a bit of a learning curve to get the watering right but now we know what to look for when the plant need water. We have the plants on a 16-hour cycle, so that means we keep the lights on for 16 hours and off for 8 hours. The crew really enjoys working in the plant module, we might plant some seeds and start a few new batches soon!


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