Expo in Shandong displays vegetables grown in simulated space environment

On Wednesday, a vegetable garden simulating a space environment debuted at the 23rd China (Shouguang) International Vegetable Science and Technology Expo and China (Shouguang) International Vegetable Seed Industry Expo 2022.

The garden, resembling two space capsules, simulates special space conditions such as strong radiation, microgravity, high vacuum, and alternating magnetic fields to grow vegetables.

Using artificial sunlight, no-soil cultivation, smart environment controls, and other technologies, space cultivation imitates nutrients plants need, such as water, sunlight, temperature, and humidity under extreme conditions in space.

Vegetable seeds that have been to space were also planted at the simulated space plantation.

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