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.
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