Our pergola are covered with fragolina grapes and honeysuckle
Potatoes – this row is Desiree, but we are also growing Highland Burdgandy red’s and blue potatoes.
The first new potato of 2014
This strawberry bed started with a couple of wild strawberry plants I transplanted from our chestnut forest 14 years ago! They’ve been reproducing like crazy ever since.
What grows together, goes together. Companion planting peas and carrots
garlic and lettuce
I’m going to pickle the beet root, sauté the tops and lacto-ferment the stems
This is an amazing year for strawberries.
Looks like lunch to me.The first new potatoes of 2014, squash flowers,asparagus and fave. Strawberries for dessert.
Nigella – we use the seeds in bread and crackers
Helichrysum italicum is an herb, some people call it curry plant but here at Petraia it tastes more like licorice. I’m thinking gelato.
- Lots of sage for frying. We dip the leaves in a simple flour and water slurry and deep fry them in EVOO. My favorite Tuscan treat.
peas are just coming on now
One bed of fave is already finished. This second plot we are letting go to seed to use next year. We’ll also use them like a dried bean, to add to winter soups and stews.
We grow our own herbs but also all of our own spices. One of my favorites is celery seed. This lone plant we left to go to seed last fall and it has completely taken over our green house. Right now we’re using the delicate flowers.
Gardening is such hard work. Time for a nap.
That’s all for now folks…