MILLIS (CBS) – Too much of a good thing can be bad. All of the rain we have had lately has been flooding farms and impacting local fruits and vegetables.
At Tangerini Farm in Millis, some fields have been flooded after so much rain.READ MORE: Woman Killed In Shooting Near Roslindale Pharmacy
“We have a couple other fields that are in similar predicaments as this one, where one of our pepper plantings in between all of the rows … it’s just water,” said Linda Chiarizio of Tangerini Farm. In fact, a stream that runs through the property flooded after Friday’s heavy rains.
“It just washes away all that topsoil, any compost,” Chiarizio said.READ MORE: Are Masks Back In Massachusetts? Officials Weigh A Mandate Following CDC Guidance
In other cases, flooding is blocking farmers from fields they normally seed now. “Its really those future crops that we’re really looking at right now we’re worried about,” Chiarizio said.
Problems you might see in your own backyard include strange mushrooms popping up and wilting flowers.
“That’s a fungus, and it eats away at the leaf,” said Joe Avellino at Medway Garden Center. “We’re cleaning flowers – dead flowers – every day.”MORE NEWS: Car Crashes Into Richardson's Ice Cream Shop In Middleton
Avellino said he’s been selling a lot of anti-fungal plant spray and praying for sun. “At least if it’s too much sun, you can go get a bucket of water and water your plants, but with this rain, you can’t shut it off. It’s just coming,” he said.