June - Hera the fertile and bountiful
The month of June was named after the Roman equivalent to our goddess Hera, Juno. Hera, the "Queen" of the ancient gods and wife of Zeus, is frequently symbolized by a pomegranate, a symbol of fertility. She is always surrounded by nature and animals, and known as the goddess of marriage, children, family and women, also why it was considered lucky to marry in June and be blessed by Hera.
June in Greece is a great time for veggies. We grow an abundance in our new vegetable garden, and soon to come June favourites:- cucumbers, eggplant, beans, garlic, green onions, parsley, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes, spinach, tomatoes, and vlita (local wild greens). Zucchini is still viable, as well as pears and watermelon! Summer time is a wonderful time to grow your own fruit and vegetables, or at least be buying local produce. We look forward to giving you a tour of our vegetable garden!