Food is grown on Farms and Hydroponic Farms, which are placed inside Domes, and also Fungal Farms which are placed outside of Domes.
Farms and Hydroponic Farms can grow different crops with different cycle patterns. Furthermore some crops, like Algae, also generate oxygen for the Dome they are grown in.
Background[edit | edit source]
Making the Martian soil fit for farming, even within the protection of Domes, takes heavy alterations. First, toxin removers are applied to rid the Martian regolith of toxic substances like perchlorates. Then, the use of chemical decompressors to break down common Martian compounds and make nutrients out of them is employed. And finally, specifically designed bacteria to further modify all nutrients made into a more plant-use friendly form, is introduced.
Growing food on Mars greatly decreases costs and dependency on Earth.
Notes[edit | edit source]
Food production at farms depends on the crop chosen. Each has its own properties, as follows:
|(Giant) Leaf Crops||Good||Slow|
|Microgreens||Low||Slow||Requires less Water|
|(Giant) Wheat Grass||Low||Very fast|
|(Giant) Potatoes||Good||Slow||Depletes the soil, causing reduced yield of the next crop|
|Soybeans||Low||Slow||Improves the soil, increasing the yield of the next crop|
|(Giant) Wheat||Low||Fast||Requires less Water|
|Algae||Very low||Produces Oxygen|
|Cover Crops||Very low||Improves the soil significant, increasing the yield of the next crop|
|(Giant) Rice||Great yield||Slow||Requires more Water|
|Vegetables||Good||Slow||Requires less Water|
|Kelp||Average||Very fast||Produces Oxygen|
|(Giant) Corn||Great yield||Slow||Depletes the soil, causing reduced yield of the next crop|
|Fruit Trees||Good||Very slow||Improves the soil, increasing the yield of the next crop|
|Quinoa||Average||Fast||Requires less Water|
|Ganymede Rice||High||Very fast||Rice engineered on Ganymede. Only available in Beyond Earth once Ganymede is colonized|
|Curetatos||Good||Slow||Extract the cure for the Wildfire Infection from these potatoes.||Only available in Wildfire once the cure is researched.|