After the hot spells of summer, all we look forward to the monsoon showers. Plants bloom and flower during the rainy season, just like in our lives too. just like, we get symptoms such as fever and cough due to the spread of germs during monsoon, humidity, wind and water in monsoon provide optimal conditions for pests to infect plants. We advise you to prepare in advance with these 10 tips so you can both protect your garden and help it flourish!
- Water logging is common in the rainy season and can be combated by preparing your lawn well ahead of the arrival of the monsoon. The most practical way to go about doing this is by using coco peat or moss peat, which when added to soil-less mixes for pots and grow bags, plus other plants that don’t need rich soil, provide good solutions for root problems you might encounter.
- Plants often break or fall during strong monsoon winds. Make sure you design secure stakes to support your plants during the extreme weather so they don’t get washed away!
- The first rains of monsoon water the ground, causing it to be rich with nutrients. To ensure as many plants grow properly and remain upright, it’s vital for gardeners to follow applicable cutting, pruning, and trimming patterns when ridding their plants of dead or infected branches. By paying attention to these performance patterns, a gardener can continue to grow beautiful plants throughout the monsoon by using the right techniques!
- Just like your plants or meadow, weeds can thrive in the swampy ground before a monsoon. Weeding before the monsoons arrive will prevent weeds from stealing nutrients from your plants. Furthermore, weeding while they are young is easier to manage than if they have taken hold and have grown large in size. You’ll have to be vigilant and diligent by carrying out weed control not just once but regularly during this time of year!
- All plants are not created equal. As a gardener, you have to learn how to adapt your gardening skills to changing conditions and weather patterns or else things could go poorly for your garden’s health. For example, cucumbers and gourds like ridge gourds and bottle gourds do well with rainy weather. Browse our recommendations for monsoon vegetables here so that you can be a pro at gardening during the winter months!
- Sometimes, plants get damaged beyond repair when there are thunderstorms or hailstorms. Protect your plants with coverings to prevent this from happening so you can grow healthy plants.
- Gardeners can always have an extra pair of hands, especially during monsoons. Manoeuvre through the mud, check on your plants and see if you can identify any broken branches or issues with pests, water logs or infections. Once in a while, get down to your plants’ level and make sure nothing is wrong! This allows gardeners to be more equipped to take care of their plants.
We hope these tips will help you take better care of your plants’ and have you prepared for the monsoons. Follow Shrushti Agro for more insightful blogs!