Dragon fruit, lemon, ginger, tapioca, banana... Former expat turns terrace a rich farm
Koodal (Pathanamthitta): A man who returned after many years of expat life has turned his rooftop and house premises a paradise of different vegetables and fruits. Koodal native John Varghese has cultivated dragon fruit, lemon, ginger, tapioca, banana and vegetables on his terrace.
67-year-old John Varghese has also devised a technique to prevent attack of wild boars. He has planted taro and yam in grow bags above kennel and duck cage in the house. All crops required for the household are cultivated in the compound.
John planted each crop at different areas on the terrace. Along with this, he also rears chicken and duck. He gets good yield from dragon fruit plants and tapioca in all seasons. John’s wife Mary also helps him with farm works.