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Vegetable gardening in kerala state in India

In culinary terms, a vegetable is an edible plant or its part, intended for cooking or eating raw. The plants included under vegetables varies from culture to culture. Here we will discuss about the common vegetables in india and also vegetables around the world in Europe and America.

In India studies have found that an area of only about 40 sq meters ( 1 cent) of land is required to produce vegetables for a family of four.


Guide to cultivation of commonly grown vegetables in kerala state in india.

amarathus (cheera) Banana (vazha) Brinjal (vazhutana), Tomato ( takkali)

chillies ( mulaku), Cowpea (payar), Lady's finger (venda), Bitter gourd (paval) ,

snake gourd (padavalam), cucumber ( vellari), pumkin (mathanga), cabbage , ash gourd (kumbalam)

carrot, cauliflower , ivy gourd ( kovakka) , papaya ,

drum stick (Muringa), papaya , curry leaf tree (kari veepu) Clove beans (nithya vazhuthana)

onion ,garlic , ginger ,capsicum ,coriander. carrot and salad cucumber can also be grown. Ponnamkanni (Alternanthera sessilis), Thazhuthama (Boerhavia diffusa ), Thakara (Senna tora) and Mullan Cheera (Amaranthus spinosus)

Medicinal plants like Turmeric etc can be grown along with the vegetables.

Guide to cultivation of vegetables in North India.

In north india : methi fenugreek, mint , parsely, radish etc can be grown.

Where to get help for vegetable cultivation?

Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council Keralam (VFPCK), which is implementing
the ‘Harithanagari' programme to encourage people to cultivate vegetables,
will set up vegetable gardens at households under the programme
For more details contact VFPCK on Tel: 0484-2427455/-2427544 or contact your nearest krishi bhavan.

Organic farming course by kerala jaiva karshaka samithi in different districts of kerala
Malappuram: 8129001449  Trissur: 98461 33100 Kottayam: 94005 88189 Palakkad: 94967 60839 kannur: 94477 09548

Harithosavam @ calicut

Telephone numbers for information on vegetable farming:

Call toll free phone number 1800- 180- 1551

vegetable gardening kit available at kerala agricultural university mannuthy can be delivered through courier phone number 0487 2370773, 8547396759 / 9995086642.

Help for queries regarding home vegetable garden
contact betwen 10 am and 5 pm ( only regarding vegetable gardening)
Kerala State Seed Development Authority.
on working days
91 -487 2360299
91-487 2390510
e- mail: fax: 0487 2365042

Vegetable gardening guide in Malayalam click to download pdf file

Operation Adukkala (kitchen garden) in ernakulam district

Social media groups in facebook are also offering help for vegetable farming.
Krishibhoomi a facebook group with nearly 1.75 lakh members who post their experiences of organic farming and produce is active in clearing doubts and exchanging solutions related to vegetable farming. For details, call 9846914404, 9495122678


for details on where to buy seeds of vegetables

seed vending machines



Vegetable gardening tips

for vegetable climbers a ready made support net can be used

Flowers like chlerodendron, marigold, gomphrena balsum, chrysanthemum, nerium, cockscomb, tube rose, lotus and jasmine can also be planted along with vegetables.


See a sample home garden

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