Read about humid weather gardening. Here is some
information on plant care in hot and humid climate and how to do
gardening in heat.
Humid Weather Gardening
Hot summer climate is a terror to everyone from human
beings, animals to plants. For the plants it is a more distaste as they
cant avoid staying under the scorching sun. In some areas it is not only
hot and sweating during daytime but also in the night. In this humid
needs special care. On noticing this trouble of
home gardeners we have given some simple tips how to do fruitful gardening
Plant Care In Hot Humid Climate
To have a healthy greenery of plants in hot climate you should choose
the hard plants such as the Red Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia
pulcherrima) southern pea, okra, sweet potato, amaranth, malabar
spinach, and watermelon. You should be careful when the seeds are sown,
because they can be the food to the caterpillars and beetles.
General tips on humid weather gardening
- The plants should be mulched from time to time in this humid
climate. The mulch should be kept under sunlight so that it becomes
- To prevent the growth of weeds here is an easy way.
- Mow the soil if there are any tall leaves.
- Water the soil thoroughly.
- Spread a thick layer of newspaper consisting of 4 sheets
- Wet the newspaper so that it doesn't move.
- Cover the newspaper with leaves or hay.
- Then sow seeds making holes form the top of the newspaper.
- Scatter a handful of soil and compost over the newspaper among
the sown seeds and water them.
3. If you are growing
vegetables only and the soil is without any crops now then add
fertilizer and other organic matter so it becomes fertile and nourished
for the fall crops. Southern peas such as Blackeye, Purplehull, Cream
and Crowders are ideal cover crops that make the soil fertile and full
Leaving the soil empty after tilling under the scorching heat. It will
kill nematodes and also weeds. After two weeks till the soil again so
that more weeds and nematodes can come up to the surface
4. Water the soil deeply after some days. Apply 1-foot deep water to a
sandy soil and 6 to 8 inches deep watering is required when it is a clay
soil. You should be very careful about watering because deep watering is
required and not over-watering. Deep watering is very harmful to the
plants if the drainage facility is poor.
5. Some blooming plants and trees such as azalea, dogwood, redbud,
spirea, forsythia, flowering quince, wisteria, and some species of roses
shouldnot be trimmed heavily. If their heavy trimming is done between
midsummer to fall then the flowering decreases heavily. You can trim
them slightly and give them a decent shape.