Year to Date – Cool and Wet in Illinois

Every garden season is different, because every year the context is different. For many, tomatoes were a bit off this year, since as a general rule they don’t like to be too cool or damp. I’m a bit suspicious about my sweet potato crop because they don’t like too much moisture, especially at the end of the growing season. On the other hand, I’ve heard from several that this was a bumper year for everbearing strawberries.

The truth is that worrying will get us nowhere. Ultimately, we do best when we plant a diversity of fruits and vegetables, and multiple varieties of those. Most fruits and vegetables have varietals that do better in cold and others that do better in warmth. Plant some of each, and maybe we’ll get a reasonable harvest to feed us throughout the growing season, and perhaps beyond.

Year to Date – Cool and Wet in Illinois.

via Year to Date – Cool and Wet in Illinois.


About mwolske

I'm a Senior Research Scientist in Community Informatics at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois.
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