Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Greenery..amidst the sand.

Towards the very south of Kuwait, close to the Saudi border...is this place called Wafra, which if you look on google maps is in way contrary to the other wise plain dry dessert terrain of the region. It will be all green and its all individual farm houses.
 
 
 
From vegetables to fruits to ostrichs....a not bad a hide out during the "good weather times". Just sharing some of the images clciked during such a farm house visit. This one is more commercial one..with research labs and hi-fi means of cultivation being adopted.
 

Most cultivation is indoors in nicely shaded spaces equipped with huge fans for aeration and well planned irrigation lines.

 soil - free cultivation means have been adopted for these. No wonder, they are expensive compared to other salad leaves ;) 

 

 strawberries

 Tomatoes

 Cabbages
 
 those are the indoor shaded areas
 
 
and few more clicked about 4 years back....
 
 




a loyal assistant :)

 
 


Uncle..can I have some of these for my mommie..and, can I have it for free  ???


20 comments:

  1. sometimes you really wonder how much they invest in making the dessert green... lovely pics...

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  2. Wow! Awesome post Sona.. Good info :-)

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    1. ..One of my favorite cobloggers..Nilu
      .thank you !!

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  3. Hi Sona, excellent post. Love to see the beautiful vegetable. Very nice pictures, the little boy... he is so adorable and cute. :)

    Have a nice day.

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    1. Amelia - thats our eldest. These were taken just few years ago and looking at it now. .. I myself is surprised ..my !! How fast he has changed.

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  4. wonderful writing sona...wonder how much effort is behind everything

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  5. Nicely written! The greenery in the desert are awesome. Most of the Gulf countries take pains to grow them. I have lived in Dubai for many years and your pics brought back those lovely memories. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Well written... nice pics too. you are a cultivated blogger... :)

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  7. Divya,
    Shobha - yes. ..shud definitely agree that real great efforts have gone behind these farms. At times..can't help but wonder...."if our own country puts at least a portion of such efforts...
    India wud be way ahead from where it is now.

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  8. never feels bore to see greenary/nature cliks..love d is all.nice..

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  9. quite a lovely post.kiddo looks cute.

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  10. Wow! The effort that goes into these farms must be tremendous. Nicely written Sona :)

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  11. @Nabitha : :D

    @Mahe, Meena and Priya - agree..they are always a feast to ur eyes.

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  12. Ivide oru blog nokanee samayam illa appo ida 3 kuttikalayum noki,jolikum poyi ,idda ippo krishipaniyum!!!:))
    Gulf oru haritha swarga bhuumi akattee..

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  13. Strawberries growing in Kuwait????? oh my! this is unbelievable. I think when people have the will to create or make something, no matter what - they will do it, I guess!!
    If only we have this mindset, we would be leaps ahead!! A very interesting post, Sona!

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  14. @Meena - haa haa..ethu nammudae estate onnum allakettoo..

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  15. @Pavithra - yes , its strawberries , right here in the desert ! but ofcourse, majority of waht we get in the market is imported mainly from egypt, the cheaper varieties,a nd of course, other western parts of the globe too...but they will be more expensive. And yes...the attitude to get it done. that's waht matters .

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  16. Wow..That is beautiful..

    Love
    http://www.meghasarin.com

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  17. Hey!!
    Thanks for writing and checking in, this post is just lovely!
    Those tips will surely come in handy some day, also loved the veggie and strawberry pics. Just amazing to see the variety of food grown in the dessert!

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