Local Farmers, Growers Welcome Rain

After parts of Eastern Kentucky did not see rain for 25 days in the month of August,Tuesday's helped make up for the loss. Local growers say they are very happy their plants are getting a drink.

Most people would say Tuesday was a bit gloomy, but not Eddie Jett.

“Any time you get rain, why, it's an asset to a garden, says Jett.

Jett works a garden of potatoes, beans and other crops in the Jeff community and says he welcomes the rain.

“You can have all kinds of water or rain. If you don't get it at the appropriate time, then it doesn't do any good,” says Jett.

He says Tuesday's rain came at the perfect time.

Once you get in to mid July and August and September, rain will really make you or break you, one,” he says.

Harlis Minor also grows crops on the land with Jett.

“Oh yeah, the rain, boy we sure needed that, we look forward to that every year especially when you're trying to get your crops in,” says Minor.

As he watches the rain fall, he says it is just what the plants need.

“Just a good slow rain will help more than anything,” says Minor.

“What rain we get now, you know, is going to be an asset for next spring, when it comes time to garden again,” says Jett.

He says that is why he wants his plants soaking up every last drop.

National Weather Service officials say Tuesday's rain is not enough to get us out of the moderate drought, but they say there is more on the way for the weekend.

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  • by Harvey on Sep 10, 2008 at 07:19 AM
    Pot growers welcome it too.
  • by V. Martin Ogrosky Location: Charlotte, NC on Sep 10, 2008 at 06:18 AM
    Great to see that that the rain arrived. The Jeff community once sponsored community gardening with group work and individual gardens ringing the community garden, working with Bill and Golden Gillum and others. It worked. Work works. www.cherokeeempire.com Sept, 2008


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