Harvesting and threshing
The crop is ready for harvest in the beginning of November. When all the leaves start yellowing and older leaves begin to shed, the crop can be said to have reached maturity. The plants should be dug out and stacked in small heaps for curing for 3-4 days.
After curing and drying of the stalks and leaves, the crop may be collected in the threshing floor and beaten with sticks to separate pods from the stalks. After removal of stalks, the pods and leaves should be heaped and winnowed to get rid of the leaves from the produce. Before storing, the pods should be dried in sun for about a week.