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.
|Pepper crop creeping in a coconut tree|
|Elephant Yam ready to cook!|
|Winged Bean on the Terrace of our house|
|Pepper being kept for drying|
|My mother harvesting Winged Beans|
Here is a video of my father harvesting a plantain tree.
Labels: Agriculture, Bitter Gourd, Coconut, Crops, Elephant Yam, Guava, India, Kerala, Lady's Finger, Parents, Pepper, Personal, Taro Corms, Winged Beans