Host Richard Hentschel discusses several garden and landscape topics with our recent rains. Even though we have had a lot of rain, as soon as it dries out, some plants may wilt. In the Vegetable garden, be sure to harvest mature and ripe fruit before it rains, especially tomatoes. Cucumber, summer squash will be ready in 3-4 days after pollination occurs for best size. Crabgrass in the lawn is also growing very quickly. Remove it if you can while it is small.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.