In 2021, astronauts aboard the International Space Station are undertaking a plant-growth experiment with basil seeds.
The Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) has sent us some seeds from the exact same batch as those being flown into space, to give you a chance to perform your own experiments here on Earth.
Grow your own ‘space seeds’ and compare the differences.
How do seeds grow in space?
How does gravity affect seeds grown on Earth?
Follow along as the astronauts tend to the seeds on the ISS – and spot the differences and similarities with your own seeds’ growth.