Ways to water the plants during monsoon season

Monsoon season is a time when your potted plants could need extra care and attention

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Monsoon is a time when there is a lot of moisture in the atmosphere. Plants need a good balance of light, moisture and manure for its growth. If anything goes off-track, then it could affect their growth. Monsoon is a time when you need to pay extra attention to the plants, especially those that have been planted in the pots. Here are a few things that you need to keep in mind.

1. Check before watering – Monsoon is a time when the nature waters the plants any time it wants. So before you decide to water your plants in the pots, make sure that you check it for moisture. Do not over-water the plants or it could damage the roots.

2. Never water after 3 PM – This is because, after watering the plants should be given some time to dry or they could lead to fungus issues. It is advisable not to water the plants late afternoon.

3. Check the drainage of pots – Make sure that the pots drainage is working well. The water should not stagnate in the pot as it could lead to decomposition of the roots. If the roots decompose it could affect the growth.

4. Check for proper ventilation and light – Monsoon is a time when you need to make sure that the plants are getting appropriate ventilation as well as sunlight. You can also change their places that is favourable for them. The humidity levels are high during this phase and excess moisture is not healthy for the plants.

5. Protect saplings – If you have kept little saplings in the open, make sure that they are brought in in a safer place. Harsh drops of the rain can damage the saplings and affect their growth. Saplings can be very delicate and need to be nurtured like little children. Also make sure that the saplings receive ample sunlight during the monsoon season for uniform and faster growth.

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