A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

More gorgeous Lujos herbs!

It’s July at Casa Tyr, and the garden is in full flow now! We harvested our red onions on Friday, and more cabbages. So we’re finally getting a nice stock of vegetables in the larder, which is a great reward for all that hard work!

All the summer planting has taken hold now. The squash (winter and summer), the peppers, hot peppers, tomatoes, melons and cucumbers, sweetcorn and okra. All look good so far!

The new herbs are also doing great. As I’ve said before, we have loads of wild herbs on the land – rosemary, thyme, lavender, chamomile, sweet marjoram, and more. It makes walking through the forest a lovely-smelling pleasure!

I also like to plant herbs close to the house, mostly for ease of collection but also just because I like to see them, darnit! This year, I planted borage, flat parsley, tarragon, basil, Thai basil, lemongrass and more. Plus aloe. Oh, and another lavender! The bees love it, too!

They don’t all go into Lujos products, of course, but many of them do. I’m really looking forward to making a borage infusion out of our gorgeous borage plant! It’s great for skin inflammation, dryness, and can help eczema, too, so they say.


Lujos borage plant

Gorgeous, healing borage (photo by Kenton @ imagenary.co.uk)

Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

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