Friday, January 25, 2008

Gardening on the Mekong River in Laos


The Mekong River leaves rich silt in its wake after each rainy season and the farmers here take advantage of that rich soil to grow their crops. So in a climate where things COULD grow year round, a farmer waits to plant until after the river has receded and plans to harvest before the river rises again.

2 comments:

Sue Swift said...

Wow - I garden on a balcony and have to go further than that for my water! What was he growing?

Nicole said...

I know how rich that soil is-the pumpkin and coconut cream in Luang Prabang are sooo rich and tasty-the coconuts make the best coconut ice cream and in the world. I was in Laos in December, my blog has lots of posts and photos of my visit.