How Does My Orto (Garden) Grow?

26 Aug

Many have asked me that question, especially due to the unrelenting heat wave and lack of rain in Tuscany. In Italian, the saying goes, “non c’è male” or not bad, and that’s my answer. Not great, and not poorly, simply not bad, especially compared to what I’ve seen.

Usually in late summer, sunflowers look like this…

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This year, they look like this.

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As for the orto, since it is small, it has been watered and has some shade. While not nearly producing the quantity of last year,

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it’s not barren either.

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And although small, the tomatoes still taste delicious.

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So while I enjoy them,

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I’ll dream of sunflowers and hope they return healthier than ever next year.

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Ciao,
Judy

 

 

8 Responses to “How Does My Orto (Garden) Grow?”

  1. Sandra August 26, 2017 at 1:36 PM #

    Heat must be Brutal!

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. Royce Larsen August 27, 2017 at 10:15 AM #

    Thank you for the update
    However I was unable to download
    The pictures for whatever reason
    Have a good day

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Royce Larsen August 27, 2017 at 10:18 AM #

    Nice pictures
    Better orto next year

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  4. stellalucentellc August 31, 2017 at 4:39 AM #

    Love those sunflowers. And there is truly nothing like a vine ripened tomato fresh from the garden. What fun!

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    • blogginginitaly August 31, 2017 at 9:29 AM #

      Thanks and You are so right about the tomatoes – nothing quite like them!

      Like

  5. jeanfromcalifornia September 6, 2017 at 7:34 PM #

    Matching the weather here. Looking forward to seeing you both.

    Like

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