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Andrew Holsinger, Horticulture Educator for the University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 was a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show Thursday morning. Holsinger talked a little bit about the large amounts of rain that the area has seen recently, and said how people should stay out of their gardens when it’s too wet outside.

 

 

Holsinger said how the wet weather can be challenging for gardeners, and offered up several tips on how to better deal with the damp soil.

 

 

Holsinger said using straw in your soil can help soak up excess moisture in the ground. He also warned that using mulch such as grass clippings can be problematic for garden soils.

 
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