MN Landscape Arboretum
While the heat might be keeping some of our visitors out of the gardens, it has definitely amplified our vegetable production in the Veggies by the Yard garden plots! Last weekend, Ariel and her helpers harvested 3.3 pounds of beets, 19 pounds of cucumbers, 12.8 pounds of summer squash, and 8.25 pounds of tomatoes, among many other things. Onions and potatoes should be ready for harvesting by this upcoming weekend.
We have had minimal pest problems in our VbtY plots. The gardeners haven't had to spray any pesticides, and the weeds have been easy to keep at bay because the beds are so small. Recently, Ted has only reported one small struggle: an unknown creature has been digging up (and destroying) the daikon radishes that he and his crew have replanted.
Our raised beds are overflowing with veggies!
The second planting in our Two-in-One garden is catching up quickly, thanks to the recent heat.
The eggplants (cultivar 'Orient Express') are ripening in the Adventurous Chefs garden.
Pole beans ('Fortrex') are fully entangled with Malabar spinach on our trellis, but both plants are still producing abundantly! (The Malabar spinach is the shiny-leafed plant in this photo.)
'Sun Gold' tomatoes are delicious!
Our potatoes have lost their foliage -- it's almost time to "dig it!"