Monday, December 27, 2010

Who is Scared of Vegetable Price Rise?

There are lots of discussion going on about the price of vegetables especially that of onions and tomatoes these days. The price of vegetables do not affect my parents at all. Rarely these days they go out to the market and buy vegetables. Almost all the vegetables they need are cultivated in the backyard and terrace of our house that has about 60 cents of land. Being retired professors of Kerala Agricultural University they already mastered this trade and after retirement putting those into practice. I know I neither have the patience nor skill to do anything close to this nor may never do such things in my life time. My parents can easily afford to buy vegetables from the market but their passion for agriculture makes them cultivate all these crops in our backyard. Here are some of the photos of the crops my parents are growning in our backyard.
Guava

Papaya
Pepper crop creeping in a coconut tree

Elephant Yam ready to cook!

Bitter Gourd

Pineapple

Banana

Muringa Leaf

Taro Corms

Winged Bean on the Terrace of our house

Pepper being kept for drying

Lady's Finger

Spinach


My mother harvesting Winged Beans
Here is a video of my father harvesting a plantain tree.

Hopefully this blog post will serve as an inspiration for few of you to start vegetable garden in your own backyard!
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3 Comments:

Anonymous keralafarmer said...

Congrats.
Good for health by avoiding the purchase of vegetables with highly toxic pesticides.

December 28, 2010 11:15 PM  
Blogger Menta said...

My late father, GBHS, had a vegetable garden on the terrace of his house, and used to consume over 70% of his requirements from it. I think everyone should do this..

January 01, 2011 7:42 AM  
Anonymous Vishnu said...

Good to see this.
I am passionate about agriculture, but can't spent all my time on agriculture.
But even then this made me think that its not difficult to grow a few vegetables on our own. thanks for the share.

January 03, 2011 5:40 AM  

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