As weird as it may sound, but I did exactly that. I carried few veggies from garden to my native.
Oriya’s are really crazy about vegetables. I know of Oriya people who stay here in b’lore and their relatives visiting from Orissa actually bring bags full of vegetables. Nothing significant, right ? Let’s not forget, the distance between B’lore to Bhubaneswar is a good 1500+ km and the train journey takes anywhere between 24 to 30 hours !! That tells something, isn’t it ??
Now I did just the reverse of it. As I have probably mentioned earlier, my mom is crazy about gardening. We keep each other updated about each and every plant in the garden over phone (She doesn’t have net-access 😦 ). But I guess, she would have never imagined that I’ll get her veggies from my garden here. That has more to do with my reputation for liking to travel light. I seriously dislike carrying too many stuff while traveling. But I made an exception this time, just to surprise her.
So, the day I left for native, I did almost a full harvest of what was left on the tomato, capsicum and beans plants. This is what I got.
The yellow one in the middle here actually surprised all of us.
Taste of these beans is so unlike the beans we get in the market. The tender and juicy beans almost melts in the mouth. Beans is one plant I would suggest to any newbie gardener. They amply payback the efforts of the gardener.
This is what was left over on the tomato plants after the bumper harvest about which I had posted earlier.
And guess what?? My mom was overjoyed at seeing such good harvest. I could see it in her eyes.