Poomaale received a whopping 186 inches of rainfall this monsoon. Coupled with the 13 inches of rain received in March, we are mostly landing in the excess rainfall zone (~200 inches of rain with a month of monsoon to go). The good news is that despite all this rain, the Kembuva Poley runs crystal clear and even more exciting things are shaping up here.
To begin with, the veggie beds now have beans, bottle gourd, radish, coriander, red amaranthus, tomato, ridge gourd and sweet corn among the species that are at the germination stage. Despite the heavy monsoons and the presence of wildlife, we have successfully created a nursery which hosts a multitude of plants from arabica coffee to silk cotton and from papaya to avocado. We can’t wait for October when we start planting these little guys to create a forest friendly estate where coffee is just one of the layers.
With the Blyton Bungalow finally completed, our hospitality team is working diligently towards creating a warm and memorable experience for guests. The team has picked up the ropes really well with Ravi anna (our chef) now making vegan meals on request.