The Vegetable Garden
The vegetable garden is the result of authentic farming skills mastered by modern techniques.
The cultivation is carried out on eight flowerbeds facing south and follows a seasonal crop rotation in order to obtain optimal soil structure. The total area is about 4500 square meters, 640 of which is greenhouses, and produces high quality organic vegetables. Each terrace produces a variety of traditional and unusual aromatic herbs as well as edible and colorful flowers, such as nasturtium, yarrow millefeuillea, borage, and balsamina.
The only adjuvants are human work (weeds are strictly hand teared); straw and wood chips are used as mulch for weed control and to reduce water consumption. In addition, flowers and medicinal herbs are used to attract pollinating and antagonistic insects, such as ladybugs, to fight noxious insects. Furthermore, beneficial microorganisms help fight fungal pathogens, along with biofumigation of green manure.
AROMATIC AND WILD PLANTS
Laurel, Sorrel, Yarrow, Chenopodium bonus-henricus, Chervil, Chives, Aloysia citriodora, Oregano, Thyme, St. Peter's Grass, Peppergrass, Rosemary, Mallow, Lemon Balm, Mint, Marjoram, Plantago lanceolata, Portulaca, Sage, green wild fennel, red wild fennel, Greek Basil, Atriplex Halimus, Perilla, Lovage, Lemongrass, Silene, Clover, Dandelion, Rhubarb, Humulus lupulus, Salicornia, Amelanchier ovalis.
Tragopogon porrifolius, Broad Beans, Chickpeas, Green Beans, Carrots, Beets, Beetroot, Chard, Creeping Courgette Tromboncino d'Albenga, Purple Top Milan turnips, Radishes, Cucumber tortarello, topinambur, Spring onions, Shallots, Lettuce Salanova, Lettuce lollo, Castelfranco variegated chicory, Treviso red chicory, leeks, Puntarelle, Courgette Seeds - Albarello di Sarzana
Solanum tuberosum 'Ratte', Dwarf peas, “Cuore di bue” Tomato, Black Crimean Tomato, Pink Tomato, “Zebrina” Eggplant, Purple Eggplant, Red Yellow Square Sweet Pepper, Valerian, Broccoli, White Cauliflower, Savoy cabbage, Black cabbage, Red cabbage, Hunchback thistle, Artichokes, Brussels sprouts, Arugula, Fennel, Green asparagus, Horseradish, Gooseberries, White mulberry, Black mulberry, Pak choi.
Ageratum, Begonia, Bellis perennis, Borage, Calendula, Caper, Cosmos bipinnatus, Carnations, Jasmine, Wisteria, Hyssopus officinalis, Lavender, Nasturtium, Primrose, Rosemary, Sage, Elderberry, Tagetes, Tulbaghia violacea, Violet, Pumpkin flowers, Mustard flowers, Oxalis triangularis, wild fennel flowers, Nepeta, Chamomile, Sunflower.