The Garden

In our biointensive garden we are realizing one of our greatest visions – to produce vegetables that excite us!
Our garden is grown in a regenerative way, what means we focus on soil health that translates to healthier & better tasting plants. The garden is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, fertilizers or GMO’s, covers around 2500 sqm and consists of two main areas, which we have named market garden and sun garden.
We have laid out the market garden in a linear form. There are vegetable beds, as well as shady agroforestry lanes, which enable us to work efficiently with fewer resources. We are inspired by the Ridgedale style of no-dig beds but have adapted them to Mediterranean conditions and our locally available resources.
As the name suggests, the sun garden is designed in the shape of the sun. Here, the vegetables and fruits will grow freely & excitingly, they will spread out during their growth in order to feel comfortable.
We are constantly working to increase biodiversity. Therefor we are selecting local vegetables and fruit varieties, as well as forgotten, heirloom and unusual varieties from all over the globe. We are excited to see what unusual variety of plants, trees, scrubs and flowers we can grow in our garden in the coming years!
The market garden and sun garden are protected on the west side by a row of trees that serve as a natural windbreak. On the south side of the garden, two greenhouses are planned, which will be hidden behind a diverse food forest. On the south side, our vegetable garden will soon have the company of a vineyard.
We are already growing an awesome variety of vegetables and fruits for the kitchen of Giuliano & Aimee and our harvest bags, which will be available soon.
Another wonderful contribution is made by Heidi’s edible flowers in our garden! The flowerbeds are currently being planted in amongst our vegetable garden, these will contribute to an even greater biodiversity, expanding the ecosystem we are creating on our finca, attracting bees and will be a delight for the eyes.