Tuesday, September 13, 2016

We got Cherokee Purples!

The first cherokee purples

Up here in northern Italy we're going through a rather long period of sunny days and a dry spell with no end-of-summer storms in sight. The cucumbers are still producing, and there's still a lot of green tomatoes on the vines, but I am gradually clearing out the garden as summer gives way to fall. The weather didn't start out so well in June, but at the way things are looking, we could be wearing t-shirts and shorts up into October. And then it's hello Hawaii in November!

Today's high: 30°C / 86°F

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hawaii and Duet

Hawaii dahlia

Dahlia update: I feel much better now that these 2 dahlias turned out the way they're supposed to (how they looked on the description image), unlike the one from the previous post. Two out of 3 ain't so bad.

Duet dahlia

The garden continues to chug along with cucumbers, green beans, and some cherry tomatoes here and there. It's amazing how it all adds up when you pick a little bit every day, enough anyway so that there's always one hot and one cold vegetable dish for dinner.

Cucumber, okra, red bell pepper "Quadrato", and from Esselunga market - Melanzana Rossa di Rotonda, a small, round, reddish-orange eggplant with a protected designation of origin (DOP) label.

Todays high: 27°C / 81°F