Updated: 3/22 6:42 pm
Drought and Crops
Many people tend to associate spring with the blooming of flowers but the current drought conditions have already taken a toll on agriculture in the Crossroads and unless we get rain soon we might be heading into a danger zone. Drought conditions won’t only affect farmers and gardeners but it will also affect our agriculture life.
According to the National Weather Service, Victoria County has seen 4.39 inches rain so far this year. That's about 2 inches below the normal rainfall total for this time of year. It may not seem like much, but when it comes to flowers and plants the difference is huge. Gardener Laurie Garretson said this is true especially after the fact that we are still trying to recover from last year's drought and Garretson said there are ways to manipulate the system. Garretson added a way to beat the drought is to invest in plants or crops that are native to the area and can survive without a lot of water.
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