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the May drought worries market gardeners

M. Rochard, JM. Barfety, ME. Mason – France 3

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In France, the drought is gaining ground, Friday, May 13. About fifteen departments are directly concerned, in particular the North where market gardeners are increasingly worried face to this situation.

In a market garden area of Wavrin (North)Alexander Vandrommea farmer, installed his water cannon a month early. It’s Uessential measure not to lose the zucchini seedlings. Since mid-March, it has only rained 7 millimeters on one of his plots. The lack of precipitation and the wind dried up the soil and complicated the work of market gardeners. Irrigation takes forever“, admits Florian Dievart. In a greenhouse, the temperature is amplified everything such as the charges of these operators who foresee 1,000 euros of additional water expenses in 2022.

To a few kilometers, in the family gardens of Bonds (North)the concern is also palpable for amateur gardeners. This year the earth is super dry“, indicates one of them. For some years, the collectors of water from these individuals are no longer enough. The town hall had to invest: a 20,000 liter recovery tank. Water is collected from the stadium. At least we have water here in May“, believes Michel Liebartamateur gardener. These enthusiasts hope that the tank will allow their plants to survive the summer, even if it rains.


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