Kitchen Garden
Rose apples

Easy way to grow rose apple tree at home

Rose apple, popularly known as ‘Chambakka’ in Malayalam, grows well without ..

terrace farming
Dragon fruit, lemon, ginger, tapioca, banana... Former expat turns terrace a rich farm
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Sweet potato
Plant sweet potato in kitchen garden at right time
Soilless grow bag

Soilless grow bag is new trend in rooftop farming

Rooftop farming does not require soil, proves Agriculture Assistant Officer John Shery. He filled grow bags with a mix of rice husk ..

Tomato plant

Easy ways to deal with quick wilt disease in tomatoes

Quick wilt is a plant disease that affects tomato plants more commonly. The plant gets wilted rapidly after being infected with the ..

Vegetable garden

Let's make a vegetable garden at home this summer

Summer is the ideal time for vegetable cultivation. When sunlight is available in plenty, we can utilise it maximum for making a kitchen ..


Alappuzha woman successfully grows broccoli in sandy soil

Alappuzha: A woman has successfully cultivated broccoli in sandy soil. Kanjikkuzhi native Asha Shaiju planted broccoli in 600 flowerbeds ..


Bitterless bitter gourd Kantola to be new trend in kitchen garden

Kantola, the bitterless variety of bitter gourd, has become popular among Keralites. The vegetable, also known as spiny gourd, belongs ..


Now is the time to plant 'Kanivellari'

February-March is the season of cucumber. It can be continued till May if the land is water permeable. Kanivellari is prepared ahead ..


Siblings turn lockdown holidays productive with agriculture, craftwork

Muzhappilangad (Kannur): When most of the children preferred to enjoy the unexpected holidays due to COVID lockdown, Akhina and Ashin ..

Ashwin Raj in his kitchen garden

School boy wins state award for nurturing kitchen garden

Porathissery (Thrissur): Ashwin Raj, a class 7 student, never takes farming as child’s play. With his hard work and passion for ..


Alappuzha farmer harvests 500 kg shallot from 50-cent sandy plot

Alappuzha: Young farmer has proved that shallot can be successfully cultivated in sand soil. S P Sujith from Cheruvaranam leased 50 ..

Bok choy

Know about 'bok choy', the new leafy green which is trending

Due to lack of availability, we consume very less quantity of leafy greens than required. Most commonly found leafy green in our place ..

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Amy and her kitchen garden

Plashanal (Kottayam): Amy Thalanani, a class 4 student, is happy for getting a good yield from her farm which she started during the ..

Mulavoor Chinese potato

Chinese potato becomes popular again in Mulavoor region

Muvvattupuzha (Ernakulam): After a long break, Chinese potato farming has become popular in Mulavoor area again. The farmers were ..

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Manasa makes use of old roof tiles to grow flowers and vegetables on terrace

Kasaragod: Old roof tiles are not useless any longer. Manasa, a student in the district, has made flowerpots using these old tiles ..

Jinalkumar in his kitchen garden

PT Teacher grows vegetables, banana, poultry in quarters compound in leisure time

Kannur: For the past 4 years, a sports teacher has been cultivating vegetables in the compound of NGO quarters at Thekkiyil here. ..

Sarvasuganthi Allspice

Grow allspice, the spice with unique combination of aroma

Allspice has a unique combination of aroma and taste of nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. It is known as 'Sarvasugandhi' in Malayalam ..

paddy on terrace

Couple cultivates paddy in plastic bottles on terrace; manages vegetable, fish, honeybee farming too

Kottayam: A couple has set a unique model by cultivating paddy on their house terrace. Melukavu native Titus Sam Joseph, Pala KSRTC ..

Longest okra

19.5-inch-long okra in Pala woman's kitchen garden enters record books

Pala (Kottayam): The longest okra that grew in a kitchen garden here has entered a record. Aniyamma (79), wife of Marangad native Augustine, ..

Araza boi

Grow Araza boi, the fruit that tastes sweet and sour

Araza boi is a type of fruit tree that belong to the family of guava. Native to Brazil, Araza boi grows to the height of about 2 metres ..

Round bottle gourd

Started farming out of curiosity, now round bottle gourd is icon of Sooranad

Kollam: People are familiar with long bottle gourd (Churakka in Malayalam) already, but not many would have seen round bottle gourd ..


'Thakara' gains popularity among leafy greens; huge demand in market

Sickle senna which is locally called 'Thakara' was only a weed on the roadsides and compounds till recently. However, the plant ..

Sreelekha in her farm

Panchayat president excels in farming too; vegetables flourish on 40-cent land

Pathanamthitta: Kuttoor panchayat president Sreelekha Reghunath has a habit of growing plants from a very early age. She has not quit ..


Nutrient-rich leafy green for kitchen garden; meet Basella aka Malabar spinach

Basella or Malabar spinach is a leafy green that can be easily grown in the kitchen garden. It does not require much care and maintenance ..


Photographer makes kitchen garden, creates album of his success saga

Thrissur: After giving some rest to his camera during the lockdown, photographer Baburaj Porathissery took a spade in hand. Within ..

Sword Beans

Easy to grow, tasty to eat; plant sword beans in your kitchen garden

A delicious and nutritious vegetable, sword beans, got its name due to its shape like a sword. It is locally known as 'Valamara' ..

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