It is heartbreaking, yesterday’s massive thunderstorms, golf-ball sized hail and high winds have impacted every single plant in my garden that I’ve worked so incredibly hard in since March. My best guess is that about 60% will live but only time will tell, some are already dead.
the plants that got the worst of it:
1. Herbs. Completely decimated.
2. Peppers, the hour if hail damage they took shredded the leaves, I might have only 1-2 jalepenos left...
3. Green, lettuces, plants closer to the ground
4. Turnips. They’re gone.
5. Carrots - not sure they will make it but fingers are crossed
6. Tomatoes - I’ve had to throw away several. The bugger more mature ones should make it
7. Potatoes - lots of damage to the leaves
8. Eggplant. I don’t think they will make it
We will see where things end up. I’m hopeful that pieces of the garden will survive.
The severe weather that we had today mangled my garden - my estimate is that 40% of the plants have died or will die shortly as the hail (we had an inch of it on the ground at one point) cut through the leaves of the plants like bullets - we'll see what is left over the next couple of days but we're expecting more bad weather in the short-term.
Debbie, Alex and I secured two plots at the local community garden at the Castle Rock hospital - we currently have about 30 plants there and I think I can get 5-10 more planted over the coming days. We are also working with Grow & Give Colorado, who gathers plants and produce for homeless shelters and soup kitchens - I am going to donate another 40 plants to this organization as well. Here are some photos from the garden...
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