Orto

A busy day gardening here at Bellaugello gay guest house.  We have been re-fencing and digging over the vegetable garden (orto).  It was always envisaged to have our vegetable garden on the lowest south facing terrace below the main house and now it is really taking shape. Fencing is necessary to keep out the istrice (porcupines) who absolutely adore all bulbs, tubers, and beans.  The istrice wander freely here are splendid to see but very irritating when they decide to feed on our produce.

We use the lunar calendar to determine when we seed and plant, so tomorrow all being well we will be planting onions and garlic.  The beans and peas wait until 16th January.