Excessive Rain Hurting Local Gardens


by WCCB Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- All that heavy rain is having an impact on local gardens that help feed the needy.

Sow Much Good operates low-cost farmers markets throughout the city. They grow healthy food at several urban farms.

Gardeners say seeds are being washed away and tractors are getting stuck in the mud.

Instead of vegetables, the wrong kinds of things are sprouting up.

"When it rains, everything thriving in the way of weeds and poison ivy, and those things that you don't necessarily want to grow. So it's been challenging, says Robin Emmons of Sow Much Good.

Sow Much Good is building a new farmer's market on Sunset Road.

When it opens, they expect to have fewer vegetables to sell.

If the rain continues, it may wipe out some crops completely.

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