How this spring’s changeable weather has affected farmers

The rain we got earlier in the week was beneficial

GRANBY, Mass. (WWLP) – The weather we’ve been having this spring has been very up and down. 

“Well we got a bit of an early start in March because it was so warm. We got out there with the tractors and got a lot done but that snow came and stopped us for a second and it was oh yeah you’re in New England,” said Sarah Voiland of Red Fire Farm in Granby.

And after a dry stretch, the rain we got earlier in the week was beneficial. “We were starting to get a little worried last year, there was so much drought in April and May we had to irrigate so we’re glad we got some rain” said Sarah Voiland.

Sarah Voiland of Red Fire Farm in Granby says it’s still better to have it dry then to have too much rain because you can’t take the water away.

If you’re looking to do some planting there are some things you can put out now. Flowers like pansies and vegetables like spinach, broccoli and kale do well in colder temperatures.

Voiland says you should hold off though on planting things like tomatoes and squash until the end of May.

Of course hanging plants are popular right now especially with Mother’s Day right around the corner. And if it gets cold at night it’s easy to bring them inside.

More Information:
Local Forecast Severe WX Text Alerts
Temperatures Severe WX Email Alerts
Weather News Live Area Webcams
Interactive Radar Winter Safety Checklist

Comments are closed.