The race talent is too strong!Chinese research team grows vegetables in Antarctica, making Russian station ‘greedy and crying’

2022-05-08 0 By

Growing vegetables in Antarctica is a challenge because of its freezing temperatures and dry climate.Many countries have set up research stations at the poles, and each expedition lasts several months.Vegetable supplies during that period could not be replenished in time by transportation, and the ingredients needed for the expedition’s months of life were packed and carried over.The supply of vegetables is a problem for the Antarctic research station, and replenishment ships may be sent to provide new supplies during the expedition. However, it is not a problem to store meat and other food materials for a long time.And vegetables keep for a long time, they will lose water, taste worse, not to mention the loss of nutrients.It is well known that people need to take a certain amount of vitamins every day, otherwise it can cause a variety of problems.For example, if you don’t get enough vitamin C, you get scurvy, and if you don’t get enough B vitamins, you get beriberi, which can cause serious problems.China has set up a research station in Antarctica, but supplies of fresh vegetables have never been enough. In winter, supply ships are unable to transport fresh vegetables, so the station’s staff have to rely on a few hardy vegetables, such as Chinese cabbage, for the winter.It took a lot of effort to grow winter vegetables such as cabbage in the Antarctic winter.Growing vegetables in winter can be traced back to 2012, when Orthopaedic surgeon Wang Zheng tried to build a vegetable laboratory at the Antarctic research station to improve the diet of his team.Later scientific research teams each time with medical staff, more than the task of planting vegetables.Wang zheng’s original greenhouse is only 16 square meters, because there is no soil in the South Pole, so vegetables grow directly with nutrient solution.The whole greenhouse is highly automated, comparable to a small greenhouse plant, which can automatically adjust the temperature and lighting to meet the conditions of vegetable growth.The basic operation of vegetable planting is completed by the machine, and personnel do not need to be too involved in it. The daily task of the staff in charge of the greenhouse is to carry out routine inspection, pick vegetables in time, and observe and record the growth of vegetables.As the technology of growing vegetables becomes more and more mature, the Chinese research team has realized that they can eat vegetables every meal by growing vegetables themselves.While ensuring the expedition members’ demand for fresh vegetables, the staff in charge of the greenhouse are also making continuous improvements to try to grow more varieties of vegetables and maximize vegetable yields.The greenhouses at the research station cannot be scaled up significantly, and to maximize vegetable yields, multiple conditions affecting the growth process need to be strictly controlled.However, the Chinese team only needs to grow enough vegetables to be self-sufficient, and growing more than they can eat is a waste.The ethnic talent of Chinese growing vegetables is too strong!In addition to meeting the needs of the members of the research team, the fresh vegetables grown also attracted the staff of the nearby research stations.On New Year’s Eve and midwinter’s Day, it is a tradition for members of research stations in different countries to visit each other.The foreign team members who came to the Chinese research station were fascinated by the fresh vegetables they could eat every time.For this reason, the team members of some countries often visit the Chinese research station, and the Russian team often “free meals” and “free Internet”.China’s planting of vegetables in Antarctica is seen by some as a nod to the traditional spirit of growing vegetables, and the Chinese love of growing vegetables has become a label.Growing vegetables is one of the first things to consider in any new environment.In addition to growing vegetables on Earth, China is also trying to grow vegetables in space. The Chinese space station has done research on growing vegetables, and the lunar lander has also done research on plant cultivation.Growing vegetables in space and on other celestial bodies is harder than growing vegetables in the South Pole.In space, where there is no gravity, plants can’t absorb water properly, so water can only be injected.China grows vegetables in space, both to explore space agriculture and to lay the foundation for future deep space exploration.Vegetables are an important food for human beings, and Chinese people will set more records in growing vegetables in the future.