Gardening is something you learn by doing---and by making mistakes....
Like Cooking, Gardening is a constant process of experimentation, repeating the successes and throwing out the failures.
Carol Stocker

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What the Hail?

Oh, how damaging the weather can be...especially hail, that word makes me cringe!  My garden took a real beating from the hail and wind a few weeks ago.  I think we actually had a little micro-burst, all I could do was stand at the window and shake my head.  The hail was pea to marble size, but it came down hard and fast for a long time.

I lost my peas altogether, everything else was just hit hard.

Cucumbers, Carrots and Beets in the background


Beets and Beans

What a sight!  I didn't give up, although I felt like Grandma told me to keep everything cultivated and I 'combed' out all the dead foliage.
Uncle Darius, from Berry Creek, suggested I put up some type of tarp for protection...the design is in the works!
Everything came back but the peas...the cucumber plants suffered too, they are thinned out and a little late but I did find some baby cukes today!  This is my garden today...don't mind my weeds, I need to do some work!

Squash & Zucchini

Beans, Beets, Carrots....Tomatoes in the back

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