High temperatures and humidity can either work magic on vegetables cultivated 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.
It is that time of the year when the sweltering heat of the summer months subsides to give way to the monsoon clouds. Here is the list of plants you can grow in monsoon or rainy season.
They are very easy to grow and are very prolific. Planted in a section of the garden that receives full sun and has an evenly moist, fertile soil, success is almost guaranteed.
Cucumbers are not hard to grow if you provide good soil, plenty of moisture and full sun.
It can, however, thrive in any climate where corn will grow. Depending on the cultivar, the large-flowered, fast-growing plants reach 2 to 6 feet tall. Varieties with colourful stems and leaves, such as Burgundy , make attractive garden borders.
Sem Phali is a legume grown for its edible seeds, or beans.
They Full sun to part shade and well-drained soil that are loamy sandy and averagely mild can suit its growth.
The most popular garden vegetable crop, tomatoes come in a wide range of sizes, shapes and colors.
Tomatoes are an incredibly versatile food. They are often considered as a vegetable, though ideally they are a citrus fruit. They are a rich source of Vitamin C and help in increasing your immunity.
You can grow carrots all year round and they are so simple! Just sow carrot seed regularly for a year-round crop.
With so many varieties of this popular vegetable available, carrots can be grown in beds, containers and even window boxes making them suitable for gardens of any size.
Packed with rich nutrients, cauliflower or cabbage flower is one of the commonly used flower-vegetable.
The flower heads contain numerous health benefiting phtyo-nutrients such as indole-3-carbinol, sulforaphane etc., that help prevent prostate, ovarian and cervical cancers.
The radish (Raphanus sativus) is an edible root vegetable of the Brassicaceae family that was domesticated in Europe in pre-Roman times. They are grown and consumed throughout the world. Radishes have numerous varieties, varying in size, colour and duration of required cultivation time.
Dried or fresh, shelled or whole, beans are a favourite crop for home vegetable gardens. They are easy to grow, and the range of plant sizes means there is room for beans in just about any garden.
Among the hundreds of varieties available, there are types that thrive in every section of the country. There are some radishes that are grown for their seeds; oilseed radishes are grown, as the name implies, for oil production. Radish can sprout from seed to small plant in as little as 3 days.
Beetroot are easy to grow and ideal for anyone new to vegetable gardening.
For best results,sow beetroot little and often,harvesting the roots when they are young,tender and the size of a golf ball. The leaves can also be eaten. If you grow varieties for winter storage,it is possible to have beetroot almost all year round.
Recommended Planters : Planters by Size
Choose planters according to size required for your plants for various purposes and locations.
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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.