Enath (Pathanamthitta): The sunflower field in one and half acres at MC Road has been drawing crowds, of late. The beautiful swathes of sunflowers in its vibrant yellow hue surely grants a pleasant sight to the eyes.
Moreover, there is no need to travel to Tamil Nadu to enjoy the scintillating beauty of the sunflower field. The fabulous field is as beautiful as the one that you could see in Sundarapandiapuram in Tamil Nadu's Tenkasi.
In Tamil Nadu, the sunflowers bloom mostly during August.
However, here, the flowers are in full bloom now.
Kollam natives Anil Kumar and Manu, who own the land, tried farming sunflower along with other organic vegetables, this year and are happy their experiment succeeded.
How to cultivate sunflowers
A vast land that receives good amount of sunshine is suitable for sunflower farming. Besides, the soil should contain moisture too.
Anil and Manu had prepared ten thousand saplings. However, some of them were lost due changes in weather pattern.
The three acres land on the banks of the river were filled with wild bushes and creepers until Anil and Manu obtained it for lease last year. They farm tomatoes, ladyfinger, beans, watermelon and papaya on a large scale here.