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Wetter weather helping crops at Mark's Melon Patch

The recent weather has helped the crops at Mark's Melon Patch. (Source: WALB) The recent weather has helped the crops at Mark's Melon Patch. (Source: WALB)
The owner of Mark's Melon Patch Mark Daniel said that the crops are doing really well right now. (Source: WALB) The owner of Mark's Melon Patch Mark Daniel said that the crops are doing really well right now. (Source: WALB)
Daniel said this is his first year growing strawberries and things are looking good so far. (Source: WALB) Daniel said this is his first year growing strawberries and things are looking good so far. (Source: WALB)
Owner of Mark's Melon Patch Mark Daniel (Source: WALB) Owner of Mark's Melon Patch Mark Daniel (Source: WALB)
SASSER, GA (WALB) -

One South Georgia grower is reaping the rewards of our wet weather.

The owner of Mark's Melon Patch Mark Daniel said that the crops are doing really well right now.

Daniel said this is his first year growing strawberries and things are looking good so far.

The strawberries are growing better than he thought and might even last into the end June.

Also, in about a week, sweet corn, watermelons, cantaloupes and tomatoes will be ready for harvest.

Mark hopes the forecast holds true because it will be better for his crops.

"That's always a blessing because it just makes things grow better. The crops respond a little better to natural rain water compared to irrigation, that saves you a lot of money. It's just great on a lot of different fronts," said Daniel.

Mark's Melon Patch is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and has been a popular spot for families to bring the kids and pick their own strawberries.

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