How to Save Flower Plants, During Rainy Season
In the post, we will know all how to save flower plants during heavy rain and your flowering plants will never die during the rainy season if you try these tips and tricks
During the rainy season, the pot gets filled with water and this water reaches the roots of the plant and due to this the soil starts rotting. In such a case, after the rain is over, you get out the water from the plants and keep the plants in such a place from where the water is out slowly from the pot.
On the second day or the same day, you can place the plants in full sunlight.
At a glance: If you have a small flowerpot then, you can place plants under the roof or shade places (before raining).
Give the Best Compost After Rain
If the water does not come out from the plant after the rain is over, then you need to add 2 to 3 layers of compost to the plant and you can add soil to the compost. You can use vermicompost, coco peat, cow dung, and perlite. Mix it well and add it to the flowerpot. After all, place the plants in full sunlight.
- Coco peat ratio should be minimum.
- Don’t give water, after fertilization.
- Don’t place the pot in a semi-shaded area, after fertilization place the pot in full sunlight.
- During heavy rain, keep the pot under the roof or shaded roofs (if you planted small plants).
- Morning is the best time for fertilization.
Cutting and Pruning
Most of the time pruning is necessary because due to heavy rain the twig withers and many types of insects and diseases occur.
- Add fungicide or pesticide powder to the soil potting.
- Pinch out all weeds and baby plants (near the rooting system).
- Before the rain, cut out the faded flowers, leaves, stems…etc.
- Always cut the head stems of plants because new shoots will appear during the rainy season.
Remember: Always choose the best flowerpot with good drainage holes because drainage holes are necessary for the watering. Always maintain the pH level of soil potting.
During the rainy season, plants growth gives you the best result. In the rainy season, watering is less necessary because the soil moisture is already available in potting.
- You can store the rainwater for the plants because rainy water gives you the best result.
- Rainwater has many types of ions, electrolytes, and many types of micro-nutrients.
- Rainwater is slightly acidic.
Leaf Mold: Many times it happens that the leaves of big trees (mango, pine, oak, neem, elm…etc.) break and start rotting due to rainwater, then you can collect those leaves and make leaf mold compost.