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The Story of Pepper  
July 31st, 2013 by Ganesh H. R.

The Story of Pepper

Pepper from Malabar has always been very important in world history. We can surely say that it has changed world history. Read more

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Coffee Harvest!  
March 7th, 2013 by Mr. Achayya Mukattira

Coffee Harvest!

With the harvest of the Arabica variety of coffee close to completion, farmers with the Robusta variety are about the middle of the season with reaping. Skilled harvest workers are much in demand and the farmer has to make much effort to ensure that the required members are available for the picking of the coffee. Read more

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Blossom Showers  
February 14th, 2013 by Mr. Achayya Mukattira

Blossom Showers

Rainfall is required for the growth of all plantation crops. For coffee too, being an annual crop, rains are necessary through the year. The months of February to April are when the first showers for the year are received. For the coffee farmer, these first showers are indeed referred to as blossom showers. Read more

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King and Queen of Spices!  
February 6th, 2013 by Meena G. Iyer

King and Queen of Spices!

When we speak of Coorg, the first thing that pops up in our mind are the coffee plantations and how they are the best producers of coffee. But along with this beverage crop, this gorgeous hilly land is also home to a number of cash crops. Pepper, ginger, coconut, cocoa, cardamom, arecanut etc are some examples of the crops grown here. Read more

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The Farmer’s Plot…  
December 28th, 2012 by Mr. Achayya Mukattira

The Farmer’s Plot…

Planting crops in Coorg is done with thought for the surroundings. Care of the terra firma and the environment is a fundamental part of the farmer’s psyche. Natives easily adopt a nurturing attitude to-wards the land. Read more

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Commonplace Lure…  
December 7th, 2012 by Mr. Achayya Mukattira

Commonplace Lure…

Privileged are those who have lived their life in the mountains, growing paddy, cardamom, oranges, ginger, pepper and coffee, or just having spent their childhood and growing years in this locale. Read more

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Pre-Harvest Preparations  
November 29th, 2012 by Mr. Achayya Mukattira

Pre-Harvest Preparations

Having spent the greater part of the year supporting crops such as coffee, pepper and paddy, the farmer begins to prepare for the actual harvest commencing from about November each season, when the falling temperature causes the early mornings and late evenings to be cool. Read more

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Four O’clock Flower  
November 21st, 2012 by Ganesh H. R.

Four O’clock Flower

The four o’clock flower or marvel of Peru is the most commonly grown ornamental species of Mirabilis, and comes in a range of colours. Mirabilis in Latin means wonderful. Read more

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The Angel’s Trumpet  
November 9th, 2012 by Ganesh H. R.

The Angel’s Trumpet

The Datura, a part of Coorg’s abundant flora, adorns its hills and dales. The plant is also known as Angel’s Trumpet and Moonflower. Read more

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Sleeping Beauty…  
November 2nd, 2012 by Mr. Achayya Mukattira

Sleeping Beauty…

This subtle and diminutive plant is an annual herb with various species known also as the creeping wood sorrel or Indian sorrel. Read more

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