Rice: Growing

alt : Movie Link Interview One: Preparing the Soil.

Shall I tell you about rice planting – yes.
First we get rid of the undergrowth – yes.
Then we clean the terraces.
Break up the soil …we did that together – yes.
Then smooth the soil.
Then plant the seed.
You’ve seen me do that, haven’t you?
Then cover it over and dig water channels.
We hoe out small water channels, don’t we? – Yes.
So we hoe out the channels.
I bring the seed along, you’ve seen that? Yes.
So that is the end of the rice seed planting.

Dilmaya Gurung explains the planting process, speaking in the Tamu (Gurung) language [3.8 MB]

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