Young farmer reaps Vishu bumper harvest of ‘Kani Vellari’
Adoor: A young farmer from Adoor in Pathanamthitta district reaped a bumper harvest of Golden Cucumber (Kani Vellari), one of the main items in ‘Vishu Kani’ preparation.
The cucumbers were grown on the 10 cents of land owned by the young farmer Manu from Parakkodu here. The harvesting is scheduled for Thursday.
He sowed the seeds in mid-January. For this, Manu used 300 high quality seeds bought from the agricultural department. He used only organic fertilisers during farming.
The 30-year-old political worker runs a farm spread over 1.5 acres of land. A part of the land is taken on lease. Apart from vegetable farming, he also rears cattle in his farm.
He won the Municipality’s award for best farmer in 2015.