Summer conditions caused some problems for pumpkin supplies this fall

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. - The green of summer is starting to fade into gold. Now that fall is quickly approaching, you'll most likely go pumpkin picking soon.

News 5 checked with Stickley Farm and employees say the record heat, the downpour of rain in July caused some problems.

The pumpkin supply is about half of what it was last year, mostly because of weeds. "When the pumpkins started going good all the rain started, we were unable to cultivate, then take care of them. Then we had a problem with weeds, that was our biggest problem we had really," said Robert Taylor with Stickley Farm.

You won't run into any problems navigating the corn maze at Stickley Farm, News 5 learned the corn crops were planted later in the summer completely missing the drought.

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