Thursday, January 27, 2011

Growing Tomatoes Atop Ice

As I look out the window this morning at 10 inches of snow that fell last night, I have no thought of going out and planting some veggies.

But tomatoes, cukes, and lettuce do grow atop the South Pole ice pack.


No, scientists at the United States South Pole Station grow a variety of veggies and herbs and a flower or two in a remotely controlled greenhouse that the manager calls a “growbot.”

Take three minutes to read Ann Posegate’s “A garden grows at the South Pole,” from Wednesday’s “Kids Post” page of the Washington Post.

To take a fast trip to the growbot, CLICK HERE.

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