GOA: There has been a sizeable increase in the cucumber crop this year after many farmers took to growing the greens during the Covid lockdown.
“The overall production of vegetables this year is expected to be higher mainly because we have sold large quantities of vegetable seeds to farmers during the lockdown,” deputy director of agriculture Chintamani Perni, said.
A total of 1,100 kg of vegetable seeds were distributed during the lockdown as compared to the 300 kg of seeds distributed in the last financial year. Among the seeds distributed, cucumbers, lady finger and ridge gourd are being grown in large numbers. While many of them have yielded fruit, some more are yet to be harvested.
The News 24 Goa