Make sure to water the right way

Water plants in the morning and really soak them in. This will get the plants off to a good start for the day and allow the foliage to dry off. Any plant that’s susceptible to fungal issues — like tomatoes, beans, vine crops, lilac and roses — should never be allowed to have wet leaves overnight.

May 8, 2019 through May 8, 2019

Doug Oster is manager and editor of Everybody Gardens with a passion for gardening and a love of sharing is experiences with other gardeners. You will also find Doug’s gardening contributions in the Tribune-Review each week. He’s an Emmy Award winning producer, television host and writer. Oster is co-host of The Organic Gardeners Radio show every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh. Oster’s Outstanding Documentary Emmy was awarded for Gardens of Pennsylvania, a one hour special he conceived and produced for the PBS affiliate WQED. Doug appears every Thursday morning on KDKA-TV’s Pittsburgh Today live at 9 a.m. “Gardening is fun, he says, enjoy every day spent outside tending vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees.”