Keeping pineapples healthy during dry season
March 28, 2014
Sierra Leone is located north of the equator, and the climate there is tropical. Two seasons define its climate: the rainy season, which runs May to October, and the dry season, which runs November through April. Currently in the dry season, the Just Hope pineapple farm is watered manually by these local workers who tote the water from a spring-fed creek on the property to each individual plant. While pineapples are naturally drought resistant, watering them during the dry season maximizes their likelihood of surviving to May, when the rains will take care of irrigation.