Wet Gardening (a.k.a. Gardening in Floods & Rain!)

Flooding Stress on Plants

If your garden has experienced flooding or some standing water, there is not much you can do to prevent damage.  If soil or silt has built up beyond 1", then you will need to remove this excess sediment to prevent damage to lawns, perennials, shrubs and trees.

More information and advice is here from Iowa State University Extension.

Flood Damage to Produce & Vegetable Gardens

If your vegetable garden was flooded you are probably wondering what you can safely use from that garden. Here are some guidelines from Iowa State University Extension.


We had a listener ask about deadheading.  The removal of spent flowers on plants is great for improving appearance, encourage rebloom and prevent unwanted fruit from forming. 

Here is more information about deadheading.

Mole Control in the Garden

A listener called to ask about controlling moles.  Here is a great resource that will talk about the options for mole control that work and don't work and has instructions (and illustrations) on how to set a trap to rid the garden frome these pests.

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