While the dry and hot summer is wreaking havoc in the back country, in back yard gardens, the intense climate is proving to be a good thing. Annable green thumb Ernesto Visintini, 92, shows how his cantaloupes, honeydews and watermelons are growing much larger than usual. In addition to molti melons, the Visintini’s cucumbers are flourishing by the pounds as well as their numerous varietals of gourds.

Molti melons

Backyard gardens in Trail are flourishing during B.C.’s intense summer

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Backyard gardens in Trail are flourishing during B.C.’s intense summer

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