An interesting article in today’s Providence Journal describes the effects of our rainy spring and summer on local crops. Sorry if the ProJo makes you register; I’ll include the most important snips so you’re not forced to register with them.
Here’s the paper’s succinct description of what’s happened here so far this summer:
With more than 16 inches of rain pelting the state through May and June, popular native crops such as sweet corn and strawberries have suffered. Plowed fields turned into swamps, seedlings were swept away, and many of the plants that did take root were left dwarfed, yellowed and twisted from too much water.