Recently, North Carolina farmers have been losing many crops as a result of the combination of rain and heat. Excessive water prevents respiration, which suffocates the roots by creating a buildup of carbon dioxide. If stems or leaves are submerged in water, photosynthesis is also prevented. Additionally, flooded soil promotes the growth of microbes, making the plant more susceptible to heat. As a result, some crops are less able to withstand the extreme temperatures we are facing.
This week’s bag will likely include:
PENDER/NEW HANOVER COUNTY
- bell peppers