Litchis (Lychees) | PhotoStory

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The summer jewels

Home grown and organic produce is THE rage these days. And should be justifiably so and probably even more emphatically. With the growing concern about the use of chemicals, fertilizers & pesticides in our crops including artificial means to ripen fruits & vegetables and adulterated grocery, it is time may be to go back to our roots and harvest our own food.

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Very succulent when bit into

In today’s lifestyle and space limitations of apartments, we are not able to maintain lavish kitchen gardens but I believe starting somewhere is good.

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Litchis need lot of care while storing them to last longer

Always with immense satisfaction I eat home-grown produce and when that produce includes fruits like Grapes, Kala Jamun, Mango or Litchis then, the experience doubles and trebles. As a child I have grown up on so much home-grown fruits and vegetables that today eating mandi bought produce is never that good. One always feels that this mango is too big or too early to be naturally produced or such things for other fruits as well.

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Little bit of water and keeping them covered

These fruits bring me some more bittersweet memories to indulge in each year. They add to the love I feel for my place and the sense of belongingness I seek. There is no bigger blessing than being able to enjoy fresh produce in today’s day and age.

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Bountiful

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The juice