Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Rice growing in Northern Thailand
The rice then grows through the rainy season. The seedlings grow until the paddies appear a dense mat of bright green. At the end of rainy season the intense Thailand summer heat dries the paddies fields and the rice plants turn to deep golden yellow, and the rice is ready for harvest.
The rice is then harvested from November through to January. This is usually done by hand using a sharp sickle. The cut rice stalks are then threshed to remove the rice grains.