A Vegetable Garden in Anacapri

7/31/2012

Are you wondering what the "orti" (= vegetable gardens) look like here in Capri ? These are pictures were taken from a vegetable garden as it looks like at the end of July, situated along Via Axel Munthe in Anacapri, at just five minutes walking distance from the famous garden and villa of Axel Munthe. Last week there was one day here giving respite from the heat: With the sun disappearing momentarily behind a thick wall of damp mist, a few drops of rain came down on the surprised passers-by but the brief shower was not able to provide relief to the parched darkish brown soil. The unrelenting sun in July makes the leaves of the vegetable plants yellow prematurely by mid-summer.
Zucchini plants and tomatoes growing profusely in the background, with a view of the sea towards Ischia

Stone and brick walls separate the gardens from each other

Vines line the garden towards the street, these grapes will be ripe at the end of August