Martian soil 'good enough for asparagus'
It's a long way to walk to Mars for a bunch of asparagus tips especially when with better land management we could grow all our food needs here on Earth probably forever.
Bad for strawberries, great for asparagus and turnips. This is the small-print for gardening enthusiasts buying a second home on Mars, should the day ever arrive when humans colonise it.
Scientists in charge of analysing soil lifted from the surface of the planet by the Nasa space probe Phoenix have admitted to being “flabbergasted” by initial results, which suggest it would theoretically be just about perfect for certain vegetables that thrive in mildly alkaline conditions.