Field reports from

Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet

The garden was built on April 2017, which includes 6 garden beds, a horse rail fence and a drip irrigation system. The garden was built with two different volunteers groups.

Swiss chard, peppers, petunias, and scrambled egg slime mold

By Matt Heidrich / June 6, 2017

The garden is growing so quickly here at ASMSM. The swiss chard and peppers will be ready to begin harvesting soon. The 3 sisters bed is popping up-look for corn, beans, and squash this summer! Also, we saw Fuligo Septica, the scrambled egg slime mold. It is very common in mulch. It is definitely not…

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By enrichla / May 30, 2017
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Aloe, seeds, carrots and peas

By Matt Heidrich / May 22, 2017

Today we learned about aloe. It can be used topically or internally (when properly prepared!), and is a valuable addition to any edible garden. It is related to nopales and dragonfruit. We planted parsley seeds in the garden. For a snack, we had carrots, peas, and swiss chard stems, all harvested from Eagle Rock High…

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By Matt Heidrich / May 16, 2017

Today we continued to plant the brand new garden. In addition to eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers, we planted beautiful flowers. Marigolds, celosia, and petunias are now our garden neighbors. The weather was cool, breezy, and cloudy today.

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Aloe, seeds, and oranges at ASMSM

By Matt Heidrich / May 11, 2017

The garden at ASMSM is going strong. Today we learned about harvesting and using aloe and succulents. We planted lots of seedlings and learned about how seeds grow. We snacked on cara cara oranges from a local tree!

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First day of garden class at Arroyo Seco Museum

By Matt Heidrich / May 2, 2017

Today was a great first day of garden class at Arroyo Seco Museum! We learned about the rules of the garden and proper tool usage techniques. We planted tomatoes, peppers, basil, and swiss chard. We also spied a hawk soaring through the sky!

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