Dr HU Miao, a medical doctor from Tongji University Oriental Hospital, serving since December 2019 at China’s Great Wall station on King George Island in Antarctica, has started to grow vegetables such as cucumbers and Pak Choi in a home-built plant factory there. In an isolated shed, he introduced soilless cultivation, computer control, LED illumination and other technical measures to automatically adjust the length of lighting according to the growth of vegetables, automatic irrigation system every hour to inject nutrient solution into the tank, and when the room humidity is below 70%, a humidification system will spray water mist into the room.


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