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Soaked Gardens Push Back an Already Late Season

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Gardeners say this is one of the wettest seasons they’ve seen and it’s not helping community gardens.

As one of the Coordinators for Probstfield Community Organic Garden in north Moorhead, Abby Gold says all this water means weeds not crops. 

“People that I know who have really clean gardens I'm seeing weeds popping up but you can't get in there to really do what you need to do to,” says Gold.

The gardens may look more like a pond right now, but in one to two weeks, gardeners we talked with say they hope they can get back to doing what they love.

“I heard this wet spell might be over end of July, if we keep our fingers crossed,” says Mike, a gardener at Probstfield.

And Gold says it may be a late season but before you know it crops will start to spring up.

“It's like a roller coaster ride, you know there are ups and downs and you have to just ride it," says Gold.

Now gardeners we talked with say there is a few things you can do to try and beat the rain:

1.     Spread a layer of grass clippings or straw on the bed to choke the weeds and help stop you from tracking mud around.

2.     Don’t try to till your garden, you’ll end up with a pile of mud

3.     Just wait it out, when August rolls around you may be wishing it was as wet as it is now. 

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