Drought conditions stressing local markets and gardeners
Drought conditions stressing local markets and gardeners.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. – It’s a dilemma any gardener can relate to growing produce under dry weather conditions.
"Things took well over a month to come up the seeds took over a month to come up.
They want the real rain because we water and they want rain," said Rebekah Engebratson, Watford City home gardener.
The weather prevents her from growing and selling produce at the city’s marketplace.
I think there was one person there, but I had nothing," said Engebratson.
And while dry weather conditions are a barrier for many gardeners, Rebecca says she wouldn’t give up on the task.
"I guess it’s our grocery budget for sure, but as far as what I sell in town its more so I don’t have to can so much," said Engebratson.
Dry times like this, you can only hope for rain to come soon.
The Watford City Marketplace is held at the McKenzie County Heritage Park until mid-September every Thursday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.