Eating is an agricultural act - Wendell Berry

Sunday, January 16, 2011

what's growing - 2010-2011 winter season

here is what is currently growing out here.
the winter season will hopefully keep on for its usual course till late february.
most of it is self-explanatory.
the variety is wide, but some of the exotic/leafy vegetables are in small patches only.

1. red long bean - from deepika/bernard (auroville)


2. radish-carrot bed (both likely to be hybrid varieties)

close up of item 2..


3. chakara kumbhala - yellow pumpkin: from janadanya


4a. potato bed 1


4b. potato bed 2


5. ridge gourd: from janadanya


6. bitter gourd: a hybrid variety, but it is in its second generation and soon the yellow one will yield seeds for the third generation.


7. pak choy (chinese greens)


8. lettuce: unknown parentage - from a friend


9. mixed spinach/arai and siru keerai: seeds from madurantakam seed shop


10. cabbage: hybrid


11. brinjal: from deepika/bernard (auroville)


12. beans - hybrid


13. tomato: hybrid


14. winged bean - from deepika/bernard (auroville)


15. sweet potato


16. creeper spinach - pasalai keerai


in addition, we have just planted some exotic varieties of beans (from deepika), snake gourd, ash gourd, bottle gourd and lots of cow pea.

6 comments:

Purvi said...

YUM!

OSAI Chella said...

Wow ! Lovely ! Cheers ! I just started test planting !

Vanessa said...

That's a lot of hard work. Good job.

Carolyn Robbins said...

Love love love seeing all your beautiful vegetables and butterflies. I can't help but wonder how you prepare them (the beans, not the wings). Maybe there will be a point return cookbook one of these days? And what if, when you prepare your meals, you take a few shots? Or something right out of the fire, or sitting ready to eat? Ahhhh....what a pleasure to see that!

madhavi said...

wow that's pretty good variety - what about seeds from annadana also from auroville - they have good package deal. do you spray panchgavya or amirit pani anything else ???
thanks for pictures
madhavi

csm said...

oc - good luck brother at liFE :-)

v - kadi mehnat ka phal bhi meetha hota hai.

carolyn - the winged variety was prepared on the same lines as the regular market beans and they turned out pretty tasty. yes, a recipes post may be possible. we need a person to do that :-)

m - i missed out listing peas and okra and flat beans ;-)
sid has done some sporadic spraying of panchagavya.