Our intention was always to have a garden at Fiore Market Cafe. We were inspired by the gardens in Italy. We loved the look of the rustic gardens and the utility of them. Gardens are planted seasonally. Daily the gardens are harvested by the owners with the precious crop being used for daily meals. To us, there is something special about this. We have tried to replicate this idea.
Our gardens are nice to look at, but so far they haven’t produced enough.
This summer has been better. We have harvested over 100 heirloom tomatoes, maybe a little more. We have made countless tomato sandwiches with the tomatoes. We planted the tomatoes at intervals so that we have tomatoes ripening until late fall.
We also planted Persian cucumbers and have harvested about 15-20 so far. This is about how many we use on a daily basis so we have a long way to go to being self sufficient.
Here are a few photographs from our three gardens.