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US (IN): Non-profit that grows vegetables for those in need faces delay in planting

While farmers are dealing with an overabundance of rainfall, they're not the only one having to delay planting.

It's much the same situation for an Elkhart non-profit that grows its own vegetables for those in need.

Seed to Feed is also waiting for dry weather. The Seed to Feed program at church community services has its own greenhouse.

The non-profit can start growing crops inside earlier in the year to get a jump start on planting them outside in May when the weather is right.

Their plan was to transplant them outdoors once partially grown outside on May 16. But that didn't happen.

“Ideally we would have most of our gardens, our Seed to Feed gardens tilled already, and we have 20 gardens this year," said Chelsea Risser, Seed to Feed coordinator. "So our gardens, you could start tilling in May, as soon at the soil is dry enough which has our major issue. The soil is just too wet."

Read more at WSBT 22 (Ed Ernstes)

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