Soil Explorations at Glassell

Students at Glassell Park Elementary learned about the different components that make up healthy soil. We explored the soil for various critters, and we prepared a garden bed for planting.

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Students planted Fava beans in our newly prepared garden bed. Fava beans are good for the soil because they help fix nitrogen in the soil. Fava beans are not only a good cool-season cover crop, but they are also delicious to eat!

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Check out our turnip sprouts!

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If you look closely, you can see the white pea flower almost in bloom. Soon we will have some yummy sugar snap peas to taste.

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Ranger Ashley and Garden Intern Sara added some color to the Glassell garden by planting snapdragons and foxgloves. Pretty!

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Happy gardening and healthy eating,
-Garden Ranger Ashley

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