Is today really the last day of August? Where has the summer gone?
Did you know lavender oil is a natural insect repellent? First thing I do every morning is apply it to ward off the bees, wasps and all the other pollinators that get up early to work in the garden with me.
My favorite apple…..
Our Floriano apple tree is loaded with beauties like this! The net keeps the birds and the fox from eating them all.
And the best year yet for our pomegranates….
Fragolina table grapes are coming on fast..
Plum tomatoes for sauce
I’m dehydrating zucchini flowers…
….and lacto fermenting eggplant and yellow beans
One of the many salad tomato varieties we’re growing this year
After harvesting we leave tomatoes for a day or two in the sun
This grape loaded pergola provides much needed shade on a hot morning
Dill for making pickles
Yellow pear tomato
The golden konig is my favorite this year
Grapes on the dome of a pergola in the orto
Malva and chamomile growing together for herbal tea
Purple okra and their amazing flower
Pears and apples are just starting to come on
Washing tomatoes. I’m making tomato water with these beauties