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 ..

Munnar
Vegetable, fruit cultivation begins in Munnar plantations
Success Stories
Papaya, banana, vegetables in 1 acre; farming in sandy soil becomes successful
Vegetable
Following organic method, this lady grows vegetable garden on terrace, fruit garden in backyard
vegetables on power line

Vegetables can grow on power lines too; locals 'shocked' to see

Panayoor (Palakkad): If there is a will, vegetables can grow anywhere, be it farm, flowerpot or electric post. This has been proved ..

Readymade seedbeds

Green Army introduces readymade seedbeds for farmers in Vadakkanchery

Vadakkanchery (Thrissur): The frequent visit of wild animals was causing a headache for the farmers when they prepare the paddy seedbeds ..

Asha worker making vegetable garden

Asha worker makes organic vegetable garden on rocky land in Idukki

Kattappana (Idukki): Normally seeds do not sprout on rocks and even if they do, the plants fail to grow much. But an Asha worker (Accredited ..

Agriculture

Even at 74, this man from Kozhikode is never tired of farming

Kozhikode: Even at 74, Meppayyur native Gopalan does not like to sit idle at home. He is active with fish farming, poultry farming ..

Siju and Sijo in their farm

Brothers quit engineering, marketing careers to start farming in Thrissur

Thrissur: When two brothers, one engineer and another marketing professional, left their white collar jobs and started farming, people ..

കളിക്കളത്തോട് തത്‌കാലം വിട; ഈ കളിക്കാർ ഇപ്പോൾ കൃഷിയിടത്തിലാണ്

Football players turn farmers in Malappuram

Malappuram: A group of youth in Vallikunnu A1 Arts and Sports Club has proven that they can work hard as farmers apart from playing ..

banana

10.5 feet long bunch of banana emerges on 11.5 feet tall plant in Kottayam

Kottayam: A different variety of banana called Pisang Seribu or Musa 1000 Fingers is pulling crowd at the farm of Ponkunnam native ..

Snake Gourd Farming (Padavalam)

10 tips to boost yield of snake gourd

The vegetable farmers might have faced the problem of low yield of snake gourd which causes them loss. But we can improve yield with ..

Kankong

Heard of 'Kangkong', the powerhouse of nutrients?

Kangkong spinach or water spinach is a rich source of various vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. This leafy green is often unnoticed ..

grapes

Keralite grows grapes in Sharjah; proves farming possible even in desert land

A Malayali man has created an oasis in the desert land of Sharjah challenging hot climate. Sudheesh Guruvayur never gets tried of farming ..

Noni

Attractive profit from 'noni' fruit; syrup fetches Rs 1200 per litre

The Keralites have started realising the value of noni fruit which usually grows in marshlands. A farmers' collective named Nelkrishi ..

Farmer tills farm due to price fall

Huge loss due to price fall; farmer tills brinjal farm with tractor in Palakkad

Chittur (Palakkad): With the COVID-19 outbreak affecting the market, the price of crops nosedived. Facing huge loss, Samapath, a farmer ..

Agriculture

'Subhiksha Keralam' scheme: Registration of farmers begins

During the COVID-19 crisis, the agriculture department is planning to implement various action plans with public participation in order ..

barrel farming

Farmers try barrel farming to stop waterlogging from affecting crops

Chengaloor (Thrissur): The farmers in Chengaloor are experimenting with barrel farming to fight waterlogging. As their vegetable farming ..

Metropolitan Thomas Mar Timotheos taking care of vegetable plants

Metropolitan starts farming during lockdown; now all set for harvest

Kottayam: The Metropolitan engaged in farming during the COVID lockdown period and is now all set to harvest the vegetables. Episcopal ..

Brinjal intercropping

Farmer shows how intercropping brinjal among coconut trees gives profit

Kozhinjampara (Palakkad): When farmer Thiruvenkidam started intercropping brinjal among coconut trees, he was only experimenting it ..

Rajasthan long beans

Rajasthan long beans variety flourishes in Kasaragod farmer's garden

Periya (Kasaragod): A different variety of long beans brought from Rajasthan gave stunning yield when it was cultivated here. Organic ..

Harris working in tapioca farm

Studio owner engages in farming work for survival during lockdown

Alathur (Palakkad): After keeping his camera safe, Pathanapuram native Harris went straight to join the labourers who pluck jackfruits ..

Karinchapadi watermelon

Malappuram's own brand 'Karinchapadi watermelon' gains popularity

Malappuram: People of Malappuram are not mere consumers of watermelon brought from other states during the Eid season, but they have ..

Seeds

Tips to collect top quality seeds of vegetables

Many people have turned to farming during the lockdown period. Since many of them are beginners who tried their hand at farming to ..

ലോക്ഡൗണിൽ വെറുതേയിരിക്കേണ്ട  : പച്ചക്കറി കൃഷിക്ക് ക്ഷണിച്ച് പുളിക്കീഴ് ബ്ലോക്ക്

Pulikkeezhu block panchayat invites people for farming during lockdown

Thiruvalla: Pulikkeezhu block panchayat has come up with the idea of encouraging vegetable farming in one’s household. They ..

spinach

Spinach price at Rs 120 per kg; Boost for farmers, shock for buyers

Kanjikkuzhi (Alappuzha): After onion, shallot and drumstick, spinach is has also been added to the list of expensive vegetables. The ..

Tamarind

Tamarind price shoots up; Rs 30 for 1kg leaves, Rs 190 for fruit

Thrissur: As the price of tamarind leaves shot up to Rs 30 per kilogram, the tamarind farm owners in Tamil Nadu are earning well from ..

lemon

Larger, juicier and seedless; 'Malaysian citric lemon' conquers high range in Kerala

A new variety of lemon known as Malaysian citric lemon has found its place in the high range in Kerala. Idukki Kanjikuzhi native ..

Achacha

‘Achacha’ comes all the way from Bolivia to orchards in Kerala

Achachairu or achacha is a plant indigenous to the tropical country Bolivia but is suitable for the Kerala climate also. It has been ..

Rahul Gandhi visits farmhouse

Wayanad farmhouse of rare crop species in limelight after Rahul Gandhi’s visit

Wayanad: When Congress MP Rahul Gandhi visited the flood victims in Wayanad, he spared a little time to visit a farmhouse in Mananthavady ..

coleus

Plant Coleus in garden; The colourful foliage that outshines flowers

Coleus is a beautiful garden plant that is loved for its colourful foliage. The leaves change the colours as the new shoots emerge ..

Seed sowing in milk packet

School kids turn discarded milk packets into grow bags for sowing seeds

Cherai (Ernakulam): A group of school students set a model for the society by planting seeds in grow bags made of discarded milk packets ..

Pineapple

Try a mini pineapple plant for indoor-outdoor gardens

Pineapple can be grown in high ranges, villages and orchards. If we could plant a little pineapple plant in a flowerpot, it would definitely ..

papaya

Rubber farmers switch to papaya tapping for better earnings

The highland farmers who searched for an alternative after the immense price drop of rubber, have finally taken refuge in papaya ..

snake plant

Heard of ‘mother-in-law’s tongue’? It can give you fresh air

‘Mother-in-law’s tongue’ could be the least expected name for a garden plant that purifies air. But it is one ..

almond

Easy way to grow roots in almond bought from market

Almond is one of the much-loved nutty snacks rich with nutrients. But does anyone know how to grow an almond tree in our yard? It’s ..

rose apple

Grow rose apple for bumper harvest giving little care

Rose apple, popularly known as ‘Chambakka’ in Malayalam, is an ideal fruit for making juice, squash, wine and other products ..

chilli

Hot and spicy 'Kanthari' chilli – A must item in kitchen garden

Bird’s eye chilli or Kanthari Mulaku is an essential item for the vegetable garden of Malayalis. If one or two chilli plants ..

EP Jayarajan

E. P. Jayarajan’s kitchen garden rich in organic vegetables

Pappinisseri (Kannur): Minister for Industries E. P. Jayarajan changes his working arena to agriculture once he reaches home. His residence ..

noni

Have you heard of noni fruit? It fights cancer, diabetes

Noni is a fruit bearing tree popular for its medicinal properties. It is also known as Indian Mulberry, beach mulberry and cheese fruit ..

Winged bean

Know about 'Chathura Payar' which is the best of legumes?

Winged bean, which is locally known as ‘Chathura Payar’, is one of the legumes that contains the highest quantity of protein ..

Spodoptera

Fields face 'Pattala Puzhu' attack; farmers helpless

Malappuram: Farmers are facing a major setback post-floods. The wide insect attack in farm lands have put the farmers in difficult ..

kohlrabi

Know about Kohlrabi, the veggie with edible stem

Has anybody heard of a strange plant that looks like cabbage when planted, grows like cauliflower, enlarges its stem like a pineapple ..

Agriculture

Violet iris - The queen of gardens

Violet iris is an attractive flowering plant widely cultivated in states like Meghalaya, Assam, Manipur, Himachal Pradesh and Tripura ..

tuber

Arikkode farmers know soil best for tuber crops, reap success

Mathrubhumi News Video Ottapalam: A group of farmers in Arikkode near Thrithala in Palakkad have chosen a different path in ..

Inca peanut

Looks like star, tastes like peanut; Inca peanut is on trend

Inca peanut is a vine that has star-shaped berries on it. The plant is gaining popularity in Kerala due to benefits of its nut. Inca ..

cucumber

Giant cucumber weighing 7.5 kg harvested in Kadalundi

Kadalundi: A giant cucumber that has a length of 24 inches and weighing 7.5 kg was harvested from a farm in Kadalundi. The giant ..

Solar light trap

Farmers approve of solar light trap for low-cost, eco-friendly pest control

Chittoor: A solar powered light trap has come to the rescue of farmers who have been searching for an easy and safe method to get rid ..