Garden before and after storm...

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Ol'Reb, May 29, 2006.

  1. Ol'Reb

    Ol'Reb aka Mr T-Bone

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    Unfortunately thity minutes after I took those pictures above a storm came through, and dumped over 2" of rain in less than an hour winds 50+ MPH, hail the size of half dollars. Now the garden looks like this.

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    And it looks like more storms today and tomorrow.
     
  2. jnap31

    jnap31 garden guy

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    I am sorry, I hope it recovers quickly. I bet it will be looking good as new in two weeks.
     

  3. Obser

    Obser "Mobile Homesteaders"

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    Condolences Reb. We feel a certain personal loss there.
     
  4. crashy

    crashy chickaholic goddess

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    I have had that happen before....Its the pits!!! But most of it should come back...so sorry that happened.
     
  5. Sis

    Sis Active Member

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    Oh man! That is awful.I would be just sick! Sick I tell you! I hope it does come back good.
     
  6. Ol'Reb

    Ol'Reb aka Mr T-Bone

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    I think it'll be alright, if we don't get hammered again... I wanted to pull the dirt back up around the corn, but it's so wet in the garden you sink up to your shins.... Actually looking at it again, the corn is the only thing that suffered.
     
  7. Idahoe

    Idahoe Menagerie More~on

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    That must be so depressing. I'm glad to hear most will stand back up and grow for you . . .

    We had two solid weeks of hot sunny weather up here, so most of my stuff is out in the raised beds (I have pure clay subsoil). It has now rained solid for a week, just poured, without the hail thank goodness or even frost (pure, pure luck). My garden looks like a small lake with little barges floating in it (the raised beds). I can't even get into it yet, it is too slippery.
     
  8. MorrisonCorner

    MorrisonCorner Mansfield, VT for 200 yrs

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    Oh bummer..

    Is there a way to channel that standing water away from the garden?

    :-(
     
  9. Ol'Reb

    Ol'Reb aka Mr T-Bone

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    If it makes any difference, the taters you planted have done quite well, even through the storm. :baby04:
     
  10. Jan Doling

    Jan Doling Well-Known Member

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    Next time, grab the ice cream churn and put those hail stones to work!
     
  11. turtlehead

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    I think it will bounce back quickly, they usually do.

    Where do you grow your weeds?
    I have a bumper crop...
     
  12. teresab

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    Kinds know how you feel- we had frost last week and lost all my peppers and tomatoes....made me sick. So it was back to the local greenhouse and start over...if only I didn't jump the gun..locals around here say never to plant around here before June 1st. It is so hard to wait especially when all of you here are talking about your gardens and it is still months before we can even think of planting!!!!