Gardening Tip of the Week -Pull up dead plants

Remember to clean up the summer garden before it gets too cold. Once the plants are dead, it is good practice to remove them as soon as possible. Fungal disease and many garden pests will overwinter in the dead leaves and stems. Compost only the healthy plants that show no signs of disease. This is especially true of tomatoes which can harbor fungal disease that will spread in your compost.