Wednesday, 8 March 2006

Botanical special: Useful plants of Kumily

Our tour of local spice garden was so inspiring that I am bringing some more pictures from it. It is quite fscinating to get out and see where the final product that we modern people consume actually comes from. Therefore this will be a bit of a botanical special, showing the plants of Southern India, which are turned into useful stuff. If anyone thinks this is too nerdy or too educational to be bothered with, they can just skip this post and come back tomorrow for something completely different.

Cardamom flower.

Vanilla.

A young pineapple.

Pepper.

Cloves (Nelliker)

And most Europeans' favourite: Coffee.

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