6 Rainy Season Vegetables You Must Plant In Your Home Garden
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While the plants in your home garden need water to grow, the harsh wind and thunderstorms in the monsoon season can take the most out of your kitchen garden. Even after the weather app is installed on your mobiles, the monsoon season is uncertain, and your plants will require more care and support.

Once you make your home garden monsoon-ready, you can then shortlist the plants that thrive in the season. Yes, the right plants will survive the downpours; all you need to do is read the article and select the crops that you the most. So, get some pots and manure ready and cultivate the below-mentioned vegetables in your home garden.


Karela, also known as bitter gourd, is an excellent vegetable to grow during the monsoon season. The climbing plant will grow profusely in humid conditions and will not even require extensive care. After the harvest, you can make authentic Indian stir-fries and curries with karela for healthy lunch and dinner options.


Lauki, or bottle gourd, is another climbing vine that you can grow in the rainy season. You can use the unripe lauki to make curries or wait for the fully ripe vegetable to make elaborate dishes like lauki ki sabzi, lauki ke kofte, bharta, vada, etc. Not just dishes but your homegrown vegetables can also be used to make desserts like kheer and halwa.


If you are a millennial, you will always be influenced to grow palak (spinach) because Popeye, the cartoon, gets super healthy by eating a can of spinach. Well, this green leafy vegetable is safe to grow during monsoons. Since it requires cooler temperatures and high moisture, the end of the summer season is the perfect season to grow palak in your kitchen garden.


Bhindi, also known as okra or lady finger, is a staple Indian vegetable that is cooked in almost every household in this season. While bhindi needs a lot of water, ensure that there is no waterlogging in case of heavy rains. In about 2-3 months, you can harvest the pods and make bhindi masala, bhindi fry, and even curries.


Mooli (radish) is a root vegetable that grows quickly and thrives in moist soil conditions. Thus, to add this nutritional vegetable to your salad or while making mooli paratha for breakfast, you can rely on your home garden’s fresh and pesticide-free produce.


Kheera, or cucumber, is a versatile vegetable that is perfect for growing during the monsoon season. The produce can then be used to make smoothies, salads, raita, cold soups, a crunchy evening snack, and whatnot. Since they grow quickly, you can cultivate them after the weather starts to change and harvest them after about 50 days once they are green and firm.