Tough year for some Ottawa pumpkin growers
Metro Ottawa

By Jesse Cnockaert, Ottawa Metro News, September 25, 2017

A wet summer and a record-breaking heat wave at the beginning of fall has made this an unusual growing season, and pumpkin crops have paid the price.

“It’s crazy,” said Mark Saunders, co-owner of Saunders Farm in rural south Ottawa, who said his pumpkins suffered because of intense rainfall at the start of the growing season in April and May.

By June, he estimated they were getting triple the normal amount of rainfall, which was bad news for pumpkins.

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