9 Plants that thrive during the monsoon season: Get gardening!

The rainy season is a great time to start your gardening and vegetation. It takes way less effort to grow plants during the rainy season. For beginners, these are a few plants that easily grow during the monsoon.

9 Plants that thrive during the monsoon season: Get gardening!

The monsoon is upon us. This climate brings the spirit of new beginnings. The relief from the dry summer spell is visible with the thriving greenery around us. Henry David Thoreau says “A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener.” The rainy season is a great time to start your gardening and vegetation. It takes way less effort to grow plants during the rainy season. For beginners, these are a few plants that easily grow during the monsoon.

Indoor Plants

Boston Ferns

These non-flowering and lace-like leafed indoor plants are easy to grow during the rainy season. In some cultures, ferns are a symbol of eternal youth. Ferns thrive during the monsoon season. They love humidity and damp climate. Partially or indirect sunlight promotes faster and healthier growth. These plants can easily be propagated.

Sunlight: Low

Soil: Damp

Temperature: 23C – 28C 7 (70% Humidity)

Watering: ****

Swiss Cheese Monstera

Monstera is one of those indoor plants that can instantly add tropical vibes to your home. These beautiful dark green, leaf-holed plants can be easily grown during the rains. Monstera is also called the Swiss cheese plant because of the slash/hole in the heart-shaped leaves. The only problem you might come across is over-watering.

Sunlight: Indirect - Moderate

Soil: Well-drained

Temperature: 18C – 30C (50% Humidity)

Watering: ***

Mosiac Fittonia Plant

The Mosiac Fittonia plant is a nerve-like design plant. They are a sight to the eyes and usually grow in red and green colors. In a desirable environment, they even bloom. These plants need regular care and attention. It is best to place them near a big window or in the balcony area.

Sunlight: Indirect - Bright

Soil: Well-drained

Temperature: 20C – 30C (70% Humidity)

Watering: *****

Vegetables

Chilli

Green chilies are a very commonly used spice and useful to have in our kitchen garden. They are easy to grow and harvest. India is known to be one of the largest producers of chili. Chilies can be grown from the seeds. They grow well in sub-tropical climates and they thrive in humid weather.

Sunlight: Direct - Bright

Soil: Black soil

Temperature: 20C – 25C (70% Humidity)

Watering: ***

Tomato

Who doesn’t like a harvest of fresh, juicy, and tangy tomatoes? It is easy to grow and harvest. It is best to start with sapling for beginners. They do not occupy much space and can grow perfectly fine in your balconies. Humidity proves good for the tomato harvest.  

Sunlight: Direct - Bright

Soil: Black soil

Temperature: 20C – 25C (40% Humidity)

Watering: ***

Cucumber

Cucumber is one of the many water-rich and nutritious veggies you can grow in your backyard. A salad favorite is a no-fuss vegetable. The secret to the great harvest of cucumber is a good amount of sunlight and fertile soil. Once you have a fruit-bearing cucumber tree, it will produce at frequent intervals.

Sunlight: Direct – Morning sun

Soil: well-drained

Temperature: 21C – 28C (40% Humidity)

Watering: ****

Growing your own vegetables and plants makes you feel content. It is a great stress-buster for the mind, body, and soul. These are few seasonal favorites to try. If you are a beginner, try saplings rather than seeds. Each plant is unique and has different needs, tending to them gives the best outcome. Try and experiment, Janet Kilburn Phillips once said “There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.” Happy Gardening!

 

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