Tuesday, April 5
Space itself may not be able to support life, but space stations can.
The French have assigned an astronaut to take care of a tiny garden on the International Space Station.
The experiment hopes to figure out ways to grow crops so that astronauts may feed themselves during long voyages. A relative of the common mustard plant is being grown at both earth gravity and zero gravity to try to make this plan a reality some day. Though not up in space itself, Tennessee glade grass has small charming flowers and is related to mustard as well.
Source of Information on Growing Plants in Space