As the stay draws to a close at our Dhanbad home, the kitchen garden and the lawn flourishes, thanks to Hari Dada and Bishwanath Kaku. The allotment has seen many a vegetable - pumpkin, papaya, cauliflower, mangentout, peas, lady's finger, potato, tomato, onion, spinach, brinjal, chillies. As the saying goes around the colony, our "Panchavati" has everything from Peepal to Pudina - with the exception of probably only banyan and paddy! Anyone who finds any seedling worth growing comes and plants it in the garden! And of course Haridada will not let go without growing some flowers with fancy English names.
[The papaya tree that fed many a loving soul for a decade]
[Produce from the garden - as local as it can get]
[A spinach crop - interspersed with some herbs]
[Harir Bagan, meaning Hari's garden]