It's been a quiet year for local gardeners.
That's what local master gardener Candace Miller at the University of Illinois Extension Office is reporting. She says they are fielding questions on typical fungal and disease issues but so far there's not been anything out of the ordinary.
There was a two week stretch of very warm weather and now we're in the midst of a somewhat mild stretch. Miller says August has been predicted to be cooler than normal and doesn't know yet how that could impact your gardens.
If you found a plant that did not pan out the first time you planted, Miller says you could start replanting a few things now and looking ahead, those cool weather plants, like lettuces, could be planted now and be ready by late September.
Miller has a couple horticulture programs coming up. To get more information on those or for garden and other questions, contact her at the University of Illinois Extension in DeWitt County at 217-935-5764. In Macon County, dial 217-877-6042. Or in Piatt County, call 217-762-2191. You can also visit web.extension.illinois.edu/dmp.