NJ farmers may have to delay spring planting

Some Jersey-fresh fruits and vegetables may be ready for the table later than usual this year.

Spring planting could be delayed at certain NJ farms like Wightman Farms in Harding Township. This means that crops will be ready later than usual. Farmer Ken Wightman says he can?t remember ever seeing as much rain in one season.

South Jersey soil is sandier and dries out faster so crops there are expected to be planted on time. The soil is more substantial in North Jersey, and takes longer to dry.

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture does not expect shortages of any crops. It says most farmers will simply stagger their planting to cover the driest ground first.

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