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Grow plants while it rains!!! How?


Veggies For Rainy Seasons: Tips On Growing Food Plants In The Tropics General Vegetable Garden Care By: Amy Grant .

 High temperatures and humidity can either work magic on vegetables cultivated in the tropics or create problems with diseases and pests. It all depends on the type of crops grown; there are some more adaptable veggies for rainy seasons that should be considered. Some specific crop planting in rainy seasons may need the assistance of plastic row covers and pesticides or plant varieties of veggies that are suited to the humid, wet climate. Veggies typically grown in the United States, such as lettuce and tomatoes, are less than suitable for growing food plants in the tropics. Lettuce, for example, dislikes the heat and will bolt almost immediately.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Veggies For Rainy Seasons: Tips On Growing Food Plants In The Tropics https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/growing-veggies-in-tropics.htm

A little rain does not mean you should forget about working in your garden or yard. There are several things to do before the rain starts, while it’s raining, and after the rain has stopped. Here are a few ideas and recommendations you should bear in mind.


Overseed your lawn


Light rain is expected over the next few days? It’s the perfect time to overseed your lawn. It is important not to overseed when heavy rain is forecast, as it will dislodge the seed.  

Fertilize your plants

Sprinkle fertilizer around the base of your plants. The rain will help it penetrate the soil so it can reach the roots faster, making for optimal absorption.  

Cover young plants

Use a waterproof covering material such as a tarp to cover young plants as well as the most fragile. Make sure the material used is sloping in the right direction to guarantee proper drainage. 


Collect rainwater


You can collect rainwater in bottles, watering cans or pots. This way, you can save a little tap water. Also, rainwater contains more nitrogen than tap water.

Tidy up

A rainy afternoon is a perfect time to clean up your installations, whether it’s your garage, garden shed or greenhouse. Clean your gardening tools and empty pots too while you’re at it.

Check the expiry dates of your soils and fertilizers. Soils that contain mycorrhizae remain viable for up to two years.


It is interesting to watch what’s going on in the garden on a rainy day. Are there puddles of water forming in places where you don’t want them? Is the rain causing erosion? Are certain plants sheltered and not receiving water? A simple observation will help you plan your garden in the years to come. 

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