MLA N Jayaraj, family turn house yard into vegetable garden
Karukachal (Kottayam): MLA N Jayaraj and family were busy with farming during the COVID lockdown days. Within a few weeks, the courtyard of their house was filled with grow bags. Now different varieties of vegetables including okra, spinach, tomato and brinjal is ready for harvest in their kitchen garden.
The family is satisfied as their effort during leisure time yielded good result. MLA's wife Geetha and daughter Parvathy initiated vegetable farming at home. They dug out soil from their compound and filled the grow bags. A mixture of cow dung and organic fertilizer was used for cultivation.
The MLA said that people who come to his house to meet him for various purposes are first paying a visit to the kitchen garden out of curiosity. The MLA and family opine that anyone can produce vegetables required for their house with minimum effort if they have genuine interest in agriculture.