We have had quite a lot of tomatoes coming in from 14 different varieties, and so have been getting out the canner! LOL. The tomatoes are so beautiful, and have exceptional color, taste and texture. I am so excited about how wonderfully they have done this summer, despite the crazy amount of rain and fickle weather. We have started getting into heavy duty herb harvesting, particularly basil. We have three types of basil that absolutely exploded in the gardens: Thai, Genovese and also lemon basil. The first round is drying in mesh ceiling pods and there is SO MUCH of it! Literally wagons full! The bushes are more than 3 feet tall and are so healthy. We are happy to sell fresh basil directly to folks who want to come out and get some, and are working on sleeves and labels. Contact us via our form if you are interested in coming out for some!
Catch the latest photos of our crazy back gardens! Packed tightly and THRIVING!! Basil and tomatoes are best friends and they are both loving each other's company. :-) ZERO chemicals and no pests either! Nothing but sunshine and water! Gotta love Hügelkultur beds! We will have thai, lemon and genovese basil for sale as well, along with the hundreds of tomatoes! LOL.
Well, we are officially covered up in tomatoes! These are from the six original varieties I started back in April. The purple varieties are especially amazing (see the cut photos below). I have truckloads of others in the back raised beds that from the looks of it will all be ripening at the same time so will have plenty for sale soon! Stay tuned! :-)