Soggy weather slows down business and crops in Randolph County

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C.–Cool and rainy weather can make it tough for anyone to get motivated.

For some people, it’s not the lack of motivation, but the lack of sunshine that’s making it tough to get anything, including planting your garden, accomplished.

At Whitaker Farms in Randolph County, owner Faylene Whitaker says no one is ready to plant if it’s raining outside.

“Nobody can put stuff in the ground because it’s too wet and too cold, and it won’t grow when it’s cold,” Whitaker said.

Rainy weather has forced the farm’s greenhouse to operate at near capacity, as workers at the farm have been unable to plant in the fields.

Whitaker says the soggy weather is also affecting their landscapers.

“For our landscaping side, we can’t plant in the mud or people’s plants won’t grow when we are out there,” she said.

Their landscapers are about six to seven weeks behind, and will have to make up the missed time by working overtime and on Saturdays.

 

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