Thursday, June 16, 2011

Oh I shouldn't have whined...

Only 2 days ago I whined out loud that it was cold in mid June, but the garden was fine...

Then as if to be reminded of Mother Nature's power, today it hailed like a crazy woman....

 There is so much damage, enough to effect the weekly pick up, but I think with lots of TLC some of the plants can rebound - although some of the tomatoes and broccoli may be goners - plucked and composted.

Ever see the movie Overboard, where Goldie Hawn just walks around in a daze speaking babble? That was me, repeatedly saying " ugh, ohgh, ack, oh noooo" while I assessed the garden.

If you look closely you can see where the hail actually ripped holes right through the Agribon fabric, then managed to rip through the plastic mulch too.  The broccoli and greens were shredded - they look like prepped slaw.  About 20% of the tomatoes were damaged, and the heirloom varieties in the lower garden were creamed.  Sad, sad, sad.

Time to see how it all fares, then replant.

1 comment:

  1. Is that what they call Farmers luck ?
    Hail in June is tragedy.