(WICHITA, Kan.) — The summer has some local vegetable growers smiling over what's sprouting up. Much of that is thanks to Mother Nature who has been kind to gardens so far. It’s quite a contrast to last year, when extreme heat and drought took a toll.
Don Wells of Mulvane is nearing 80-years old but nothing stops him from his daily routine.
"Oh it's very peaceful, I love it out here".
His daily plan involves coming out to his garden every morning at to check on all of the different vegetables he has growing.
"Well it's a lot different this year then it was last year", adds Wells.
The gardener says that's because last year he could not get anything to grow, it was just too hot out. But this spring and summer has brought more ideal conditions.
Wells says this is one of the best years he can remember.
Looks like there is going to be too much to bring in come harvest time. That forced wells to come up with a game plan of sorts. He says he and his wife will keep some of the vegetables that they grow, they will give some to friends and the rest will go to a local food bank.
He does not want to jinx it, but wells is crossing his fingers the rest of the summer only continues to help his already healthy crop.