Category Archives: Gardens of Eatin’

Read about what Ted Pew and Arboretum gardeners harvest from the Home Demonstration Gardens each week during the summer and tips to help you have your own gardening success.

Purple People Eatin’s

As if they’re making up for lost time, the Gardens of Eatin’ have been producing at a rate that’s hard to keep up with. Today alone, our awesome volunteers helped us to collect twenty pounds of ‘Fordhook’ zucchini, half a … Continue reading

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Gardens of Eatin’ Corn Looks Golden

Fruits and vegetables are swelling up everywhere in the Gardens of Eatin'; tomatoes and peppers, pomegranates and squash. But although all of our gardens are experiencing wonderful growth, there is one patch that has left others in the dust. By … Continue reading

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Midnight Snack

Perhaps the greatest compliment you can pay a gardener is to eat and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Farmers and hobbyists alike take delight in watching smiles manifest after someone bites into their fresh and flavorful produce. Unfortunately, here … Continue reading

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Heat of the Harvest

With temps in the nineties and relative humidity hovering at a balmy fifty-five percent, many of us here at the Arboretum are feeling as though we’ve entered the dog-days of summer. But the Gardens of Eatin’ have been responding quite … Continue reading

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Better late than never

We finally made it. The Minnesota summer is in full swing and the delicious plants and cultivars in the Gardens of Eatin’ couldn’t be happier. Because of this years Mediterranean theme, many of the plants are accustomed to much drier … Continue reading

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Fall colors are here

What’s this – cool temperatures? Leaves turning and falling? The Gardens of Eatin’ aren’t finished by a long shot and yet it seems fall has decided to shove aside summer like a little brother and showcase its autumn colors.  Taking cue, these Swiss Chard almost … Continue reading

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Where have these bean all our lives?

Red Noodle yard-long beans? Rattlesnake snap beans? …any surprise? Ted continues to dish out some head-scratchers as the harvest continues. Cut straight from the vine out of the Vegetable Heirloom and Ornatmental gardens, these beans, as with everything else from the Gardens … Continue reading

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Run-of-the-mill melons? Hardly.

Ted’s crew snipped out many more melons  from the patch this week (Ted wasn’t exactly sure how many) – a variety of Moon and Stars and Shiny Boys that continue to ripen as leaves start to fall. “The Shiny Boys came … Continue reading

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Harvest update in the Gardens of Eatin’

More from the gardens! A stroll through the Home Demonstration these days gives some appetizing views – much of what was planted a few short months ago is finally producing for Ted and the Arboretum restaurant. These Swenson Reds Grapes, … Continue reading

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Worth the wait

Patience, of course, is a virtue, and it’s thanks to Ted’s own vigilant prudence that the Arboretum is finally eating out of the Patch. Weeks of wait, and a few early taste-tests, have finally heralded a solid harvest of watermelons, … Continue reading

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