Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» An excellent read for those with Diabetes
by CapeCoddess Today at 6:44 am

» EWWWWW.........bugs and stuff...good or not so good?
by Turan Today at 12:32 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Kelejan Today at 12:26 am

» Geezer's 17
by Turan Today at 12:22 am

» Has anyone tried 13 per square?
by Turan Today at 12:04 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by Turan Yesterday at 11:54 pm

» Get Moving!
by StrongAsMeat Yesterday at 10:20 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by StrongAsMeat Yesterday at 10:14 pm

» Butterflies
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 4:36 pm

» Mel's Mix shows it is worth its weight in gold
by TNGeezer Yesterday at 4:06 pm

» Reading Material?
by TNGeezer Yesterday at 3:56 pm

» Hello from Chino, CA (Zone 10a)
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:00 pm

» Podding Radishes, Anyone?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:48 pm

» First of the Season
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:37 pm

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by recoush Yesterday at 2:36 pm

» who has chickens
by RC3291 Yesterday at 2:00 pm

» April Avatar: Show Yourself!
by llama momma Yesterday at 1:22 pm

» Please comment on the plant layout for 2017
by greenthumbtobe Yesterday at 12:26 pm

» Healthy Meals
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 11:21 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 10:24 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:12 am

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 9:44 am

» New England April 2017
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 9:27 am

» Potato Harvest 2017
by RC3291 Yesterday at 9:03 am

» What's in the bottom of your raised bed?
by RC3291 Yesterday at 8:57 am

» Pallet Wacking
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:35 am

» Spider Mites?
by yolos 4/21/2017, 10:50 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Greenbeard 4/21/2017, 4:10 pm

» Box Coatings
by ChasingAnnie 4/21/2017, 12:57 pm

» Spinach gone wild
by sanderson 4/21/2017, 12:36 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

hail!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

hail!

Post  carolintexas on 5/25/2010, 2:19 am

ARGHHH!... 12:30 a.m. and the tornado sirens are going off! Not too worried about a tornado ...worry doesn't help and I'm prepared BUT I looked outside and we have marble size hail! Can't see my garden from the front or back door to see how the garden is taking it .... 6 hrs til daylight and I can check on my babies...I had about a dozen green tomatoes and several little bell peppers. Sad but the good news is we are getting rain, lots of it. If my tomato and pepper plants are broken and pounded to death do I have to pull them up or will the roots sent up new shoots?

carolintexas

Female Posts : 84
Join date : 2010-03-08
Age : 63
Location : Amarillo TX

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: hail!

Post  Garden_State on 5/25/2010, 6:30 am

Hope everything turned out ok...and that you and your plants are safe!!!
avatar
Garden_State

Male Posts : 86
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 47
Location : Hunterdon County, NJ

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: hail!

Post  Megan on 5/25/2010, 7:01 am

What a horrible wait... my heart goes out to you!
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: hail!

Post  Ha-v-v on 5/25/2010, 7:34 am

Ok its daylight here.. how are the babies !!
Ha-v-v
avatar
Ha-v-v

Female Posts : 1123
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 57
Location : Southwest Ms. Zone 8A (I like to think I get a little bit of Zone 9 too )

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: hail!

Post  Retired Member 1 on 5/25/2010, 9:33 am

If your tomatoes did experience damage, don't pull them. They will come back better than ever. We had a large hailstorm here a few years ago and my garden was demolished. A friend told me to keep on watering. The tomato harvest was a bit later than usual, but WOW! what a harvest. Tomatoes are extremely resilient. And please send that rain (minus hail) our way -- the storms are dancing all around us, but no appreciable rain here in the last month, and we are dry.

Retired Member 1

Female Posts : 904
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: hail!

Post  carolintexas on 5/25/2010, 4:07 pm

Whew! Garden is fine. Thank you for asking. I stayed up most of the night worrying about my plants. We had hard rain, lots of lightning, just a little hail but the tornado sirens kept going off. Thank goodness none touched down in my area but in the panhandle of Tx we have probably had at least 6 tornadoes in maybe a 15 to 60 mile or less area from my home just in May. My big leaved things like pumpkin & eggplant are kinda beaten up and flowers on tomatoes gone but basically everything is ok. I enjoy every minute in the garden even though there isn't anything to do right now but look! Just wish everything grew faster. Photos of everyone else's gardens are great. I didn't plant bedding plants...tomatoes, peppers, cauliflower, strawberries, eggplant, okra, pumpkin...just about every kind of veggie plant i could find.. until the first and second week of May and planted seeds along in there that are just coming up. Maybe by July 4th my garden will be beautiful too!

carolintexas

Female Posts : 84
Join date : 2010-03-08
Age : 63
Location : Amarillo TX

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: hail!

Post  Retired Member 1 on 5/25/2010, 4:19 pm

@carolintexas wrote:Whew! Garden is fine. Thank you for asking. .... Maybe by July 4th my garden will be beautiful too!

Good to hear your garden is OK. And, yes, your garden will look wonderful in a month. I'm about a month ahead of you, and mine is just now beginning to look lush and full.

Retired Member 1

Female Posts : 904
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: hail!

Post  LaFee on 5/25/2010, 4:21 pm

I had hail here tonight, too, Carol...big, heavy stuff (1/2"!)...I went flying out the back door with an umbrella (and boy, was it pouring down rain)...I'd just wadded up my garden fleece and put it with the garbage because it had torn in a few places...so I snagged it back and threw it over my box...I'll go back out in the morning, but I think I saved it all...more reason why the protected corner was a good choice...but I was panicking to think I'd go out and find puree where my garden should be!

LaFee

Female Posts : 1023
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : West Central Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: hail!

Post  chocolatepop on 5/25/2010, 4:32 pm

I am glad that you, and your "babies" are safe. What is up with the weather this year!?!
avatar
chocolatepop

Female Posts : 768
Join date : 2010-03-11
Age : 37
Location : Flint Area, Michigan (zone 5a-5b)

View user profile http://chocolatepopsurbangarden.wordpress.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: hail!

Post  Megan on 5/27/2010, 10:27 pm

Ahhhhhhh!!! It is hailing outside..... No
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: hail!

Post  Chopper on 5/27/2010, 11:35 pm

Then what are you doing inside?? Go out your body between the hail and the plants!

Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 61
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

View user profile http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: hail!

Post  Megan on 5/27/2010, 11:40 pm

Everything is flat on the ground... too dark to see more.
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: hail!

Post  Wyldflower on 5/27/2010, 11:47 pm

I'm so sorry Megan... I hope that in the morning when you go out to see what has happened that it isn't nearly as bad as you fear. My heart goes out to you.
avatar
Wyldflower

Female Posts : 530
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 65
Location : Colorado Springs, CO Zone 5b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: hail!

Post  Megan on 5/27/2010, 11:51 pm

Thank you. I hope so, too.
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: hail!

Post  Chopper on 5/28/2010, 12:09 am

Remember, plants are pretty resilient if they aren't actually destroyed. Let us know.

Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 61
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

View user profile http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: hail!

Post  carolintexas on 5/28/2010, 12:21 am

Oh Megan, I'm sorry. I hope you go out in the morning and everything is fairly fine. Sending good thoughts your way...Carol

carolintexas

Female Posts : 84
Join date : 2010-03-08
Age : 63
Location : Amarillo TX

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: hail!

Post  Megan on 5/28/2010, 7:14 am

In its own strange way it's probably a good thing my plants are still so small. The rain and hail really chewed up the MM and splattered it all over my plants, but nothing seems to be actually broken. The radishes, which are among my biggest right now, took a beating, but I can live with that. The lettuce looks highly offended, too, but I think/hope it will spring back.

A few of my other plants were so covered with soil that I thought they were gone at first, so I've been doing some very careful digging and/or firming soil around the stems this morning. They are all VERY dirty... should I be trying to wash off the leaves?

Thanks so much for your thoughts!
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: hail!

Post  Wyldflower on 5/28/2010, 12:00 pm

Megan, I'm happy for you that your babies didn't suffer any severe damage. I think you probably should rinse off the leaves that have soil on them. The leaves need to be able to 'see the light' to photosynthesize; and there's a chance that the soil may transmit organisms to the leaves that could cause problems.

Again, I'm sooo glad your plants are okay!
avatar
Wyldflower

Female Posts : 530
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 65
Location : Colorado Springs, CO Zone 5b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: hail!

Post  Megan on 5/28/2010, 1:06 pm

That's what I was wondering, Wyldflower, thanks!

Turns out I did lose a few plants after all, but nothing that I'm not still thinning.
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: hail!

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum