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Gardening tips for the rainy season

Trellis design for cucumbers. Source:

For the past two weeks, Trinidad & Tobago has experienced heavy rainfall which is expected to continue since we are only one month into the rainy season. For garden owners this means damage to our crops by floods, pests and diseases (fungal pathogens) and increased weed growth.

Here are some tips to eliminate some of these adverse effects:

Plant vegetables that are more rain tolerant—spinach, peas, beans, okra and cucumbers are crops that thrive in the rainy season. For cucumbers, a trellis should be constructed for the vines to run onto. This ensures that your cucumbers are not harmed in the event of a flood.

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