Host Richard Hentschel discusses insects, what is happening in the vegetable garden, especially those vine crops giving us cucumbers, squashes, gourds and pumpkins. We really need to keep up with harvest especially the summer squashes and cucumbers. Recent activity by what we know as a Cicada Killer can really surprise us, yet stinging us is not part of their nature. These are beneficial insects and whenever you can leave them be. Another insect that will be visible in the next few weeks is the bald faced hornet and that giant paper nest they build
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.