Hello again, Good day!

Its raining again after much wait this year. This news is exciting to us and am sure you as well as temperatures have calmed down a bit and the ground is softer. this is the period where most people take to their garden projects and farmers begin to grow crops, as positive as it may sound, gardening during the rainy season comes with some difficulties and we are glad to bring you some tips to assist you in your journey.

Good Drainage is a very important factor for every plant.

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  • During this season, you can promote proper drainage by following these steps.
  1. Check your pots and containers for any blocked drainage hole, no matter how small your pots may be.
  • In events you have hard soil in your containers, preventing proper drainage, remove the soil and add some organic matter to loosen up the soil before reporting.
  • Drainage in your garden beds depends on the level and nature of your soil. Clean the area around your plant and level the soil to encourage good drainage.
  • To avoid event of very muddy and wet soil, make sure your soil has good amount s of organic matter. Eg. Compost, dried leaves, cocopeat or wood chips.

Just like the saying "too much of everything is bad", same goes with watering your plants.

  •  Too much of water around the plant can kill them and so, you must control your watering. In this season, there will be abundance of water from the rain and you of cause. Following these steps will help promote your plant’s life.


  • Regularly check for waterlogging. Look around the plant for pits, these can hold water .
  • Once found drain the pits and fill that spot with loose soil to level the ground.
  • Remove any planters or trays from underneath your pots and containers that can hold water during this season.
  • Water only if your soil looks dry on the first 3 inches of soil.

Soil care is very important for proper plant growth, and even more so during the raining season.


Follow the following steps to
maintain good soil for your plants 


  • Look around the plant for weeds
    and pull them out. Loosen up the soil around the plant
  • Level the soil around the plant
    slightly upward to ensure that excess water does not become stuck around the
  • Check for any pits or holes that water can clog around the plant and fill them up with some soil.
  • Cover roots of plants or trees
    with dried leaves or any organic mulch to prevent washing away of top soil from
    around the plant to avoid soil erosion

Pruning and deadheading is a necessity.

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During this season, your plants will be growing out of control, flowers will be blooming and the entire garden will be happy. At the same time, some plants will die and leaves may decay. To ensure a healthy plant growth, follow these steps:

  • Cut off dead and decaying leaves and branches to keep the plant clean and healthy and avoid fungal and disease spread.

Always remember, pruning is best done before the raining season whereas pruning during the raining season can affect plant health.

    • Using a sharp and clean knife or pruner, remove extra branches and leaves hours(preferably days) before the rain.
    • Inspect every leaf for any infected spot. As one infected plant can destroy your entire farm or garden. Cut off the infected leaves and spray plant with pest control spray like a mixture with neem oil or your preferred pest control mix.


I hope this will be helpful in your gardening. Do share with us your gardening challenges and we will do well to assist you.

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Happy gardening!

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