Gardening and Farming Tips after the Flood

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The Philippines, a tropical nation and that a “favorite past-time” of typhoons,  is more prone to flooding. While some attribute it into climate change or character but people ought to be blamed too. We’ve seen how Filipinos disposed their garbage and government officials’ ningas cogon attitude in implementing flood management projects. For farmers and anglers, flooding is a massive disaster.

Heavy rain may cause a mess on crops, but these simple steps go a long way in helping your greenery recuperate. Here’s where to begin:

1.        Don’t panic. Check any plant damage. Check for almost any exposed roots and if subjected, cover them with soil or mulch when possible. Do not allow the roots dried out — this might be catastrophic to the plant. Give the soil lots of time to wash out.

2.        Observe your crops. Some plants can survive after the flooding however, you ought to keep an eye on these plants above the next few days. They might have the ability to recover but there is not any assurance that the plant will survive but you may attempt to fix it. Any dead plants must be removed immediately to avoid attracting pests and diseases. These dead plants might be added to a compost.

3.        Watch outside for diseases. After a couple of days, submerged plants which are deprived of oxygen can eventually die. Their roots will rust and might have supported fungal diseases. Dying plants must be removed immediately but avoid adding them into your compost. Put them in a garbage bin.

4.        What will you do if a mulch pile was underwater? Your mulch may have gathered bad bacteria  and the submersion might have closed down the microbial action that hamburgers mulch. You may discard all them or disperse them and dry them beneath the sunlight.

5.        Do not fertilize after the flooding especially if you’re close the sea/beach. Fertilizer contains salt and can actually increase the damage. You have to sit it out until plants begin to show strong growth, before applying fertilizer.

6.        After the flooding, anticipate you will have a streamlined soil. Once the soil dries out well, aerate your soil to assist healing along.

7.        Check for places which might be draining badly. If you find places that drain poorly, produce methods to get the water to drain from the vegetable garden.

8.        Check to get slugs and snails, they adore moist areas.

9.        After the storm, the following issue is weeds. The surprising charge of moisture to the soil will promote weeds to spring up almost overnight. Start mulching your soil to stop weeds and to assist alleviate soil erosion.

10.    Check for almost any containers or ribbons that accumulated water, either overturn them put the water into a rain barrel. If you will not do these, anticipate mosquitoes in your area.

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