Swiss chard: a salad crop for the space program.

  title={Swiss chard: a salad crop for the space program.},
  author={Logan S. Logendra and Matthew R Gilrain and Thomas J. Gianfagna and Harry W. Janes},
  journal={Life support & biosphere science : international journal of earth space},
  volume={8 3-4},
Salad greens will be among the first crops grown on lunar or planetary space stations. Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris L.) is an important candidate salad crop because it is high yielding and rich in vitamins and minerals. Five Swiss chard cultivars were grown in the greenhouse under two light levels for 13 weeks to compare cumulative yields from weekly harvests… CONTINUE READING