Wet weather in Canterbury and the Horowhenua areas has caused last minute issues for growers of fruit and vegetables for Christmas dinner. Oakleys Premium Vegetables in Christchurch says the rain came at just the wrong time for the likes of new potatoes making it just a bit harder this year. Robin Oakley says some Christmas crops maybe a bit tighter this year with fresh peas to pod new potatoes and some berries being delayed by the weather. One tip Robin has is if you buy your spuds early you can keep them in the fridge to maintain their life.