THE WORLD DISCOVERS NEMO'S GARDEN
During 2015, the number of people involved in this project on a voluntary basis increased and the underwater habitat grew bigger and bigger. By this time, Nemo's Garden was composed of: four 800-liter biospheres, one 2,000-liter biosphere, two 50-liter biospheres and a 2,000-liter rigid biosphere. This was a very important year for our project, with an increase in the number of biospheres in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials and more than thirty new crops. We also experienced a sharp surge in media exposure, also driven by our participation in the Milan EXPO2015!
During the summer, we planted green basil, red basil, different types of salads (rocket, lettuce, rouge, green bowl), tomatoes, zucchini, beans, green peas, herbs (mint, oregano, sage, thyme, cilantro), flowers, aloe vera, mushrooms, and many other crops. Of course, we weren't always successful. In some cases, humidity was too high and growing conditions were not ideal, but generally things went very well. Chemical tests showed a high concentration of essential oils due to the pressurized environment, fastest growing conditions (provided humidity and air temperature are kept under control) and no negative effects from the lower sunlight radiation.