Russians successfully grow vegetables in Antarctica using hydroponics

Russian Arctic explorers have grown tomatoes and peppers in Antarctica using hydroponics.

“Russian polar explorers planted 28.5 kilograms of tomatoes and 9 kilograms of pepper without soil using the hydroponics method on an area of ​​just over 1 square meter,” Alexander Makarov, director of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, said at a press conference.

The Russian researcher pointed out that Russian scientists grow only 58 plant species in Antarctica, noting that “when using hydroponic soil, it is important to achieve a 1.5-2 times higher yield.”

Source: RIA Novosti