Monthly Archive: July 2013


Herbs in Space

Zinnia orange petals

In 2016 Bioscientists managed to grow a flowering plant in a Space Ship. What is that flower’s name and why was this done?   Surprisingly the plant is Zinnia. A very commonly grown plant in domestic gardens in the 1950s and 1960s the Zinnia flower is edible!! petals of this one are orange. The purpose of this exercise is to have fresh plant food  for …

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