Unfortunately, I didn't think about grabbing my camera when I glanced out the window this morning and saw that the cold frame I had over the cucumbers had been blown clean off its moorings and was on end in another bed.
So you get the thousand words (hopefully far fewer) instead of the picture.
We've had high winds since we got up this morning and much of the garden has been taking a beating.
The two trellises I have my edible podded peas on are hanging in there but swaying like drunken sailors. (No offense to sailors as a whole, you understand.)
Some potato vines have been laid flat, but I think will be okay.
The Agribon covering on the Brussels sprouts was loosened at one end and was ready to take flight.
My sweet pea vines have lost their tenuous grip on their trellis and are being whipped about.
Even a couple of garlic stems keeled over.
Luckily, yesterday I used some rebar to stake the tomato cages. Otherwise, the whipping of the plants would have toppled everything.
The bushy nasturtiums are tipped and showing their skinny stems to the world rather than their lovely, lush foliage. Three big clumps of them on three separate plants broke off at ground level and are lying dead and withered.
The row of bush beans are being tossed first one way and then the other.
My pickling cucumbers that I have been trying to talk into grabbing onto and climbing their trellis have decided the way to survive is to hug the ground as closely as they can. I think they're trying to crawl to a calmer environment.
I'm glad I decided not to plant corn this year as it would have been flattened (again).
We do get the winds in these here parts. I don't know if it's because we've created this big open space in the midst of the heavy woods or what.
The cold frame that took flight smooshed the ends of a couple of the cucumber vines and mashed down some of the onions in the bed where it landed. Coulda been a lot worse. It's not the first time one of my cold frames has suffered this fate, and it's always surprising the tumble doesn't do much damage to the frame.
Looking on the bright side of this turbulent day, we have sunshine, the temp is a delightful 73 degrees and there's not a bug in sight.
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