This week we had that huge storm that all the channels couldn’t stop warning everyone about…
It came through fast….lots of tornado pictures from Facebook friends and talk of Derecho Winds (yes, I had to google that one)…
As it came closer I made sure all the tomatoes were extra staked down in hopes they wouldn’t snap in the winds.
I took the top of the gazebo to the middle and strapped it down to try and make it less like a big kite and more like something that wouldn’t end up in my neighbors yard.
I put cushions away and hanging baskets all secured…
I thought I had it all secure.
The winds hit and well…
My little porch greenhouse apparently not so secure…
This is the part where I add that this happened at the beginning of the storm when the winds where nuts!
I threw the baby at poor Anne (who was taking refuge from the storm at our house instead of driving in it) and ran out on the porch to try and keep it all from flying down the street.
Haley is still telling everyone mom is nuts…and she is kindof right.
See my “other babies” were in there!
After the storm they looked like this…
Yah…see here is a huge problem
I only labeled one cell pack out of each tray because each tray was the same thing.
Sooooooooo….I just picked up the ones I could save and put them back in any cell pack or tray I could find.
All willy nilly.
I went for the “save them first…figure out what the heck they are 2 months from now” method
The next day Lucas and I took the survivors out and planted them all over the yard. I had planned to use these for succession planting in about 2 more weeks but alas…survival of the fittest.
I tried to plant the little babies that looked the most alike together but I am pretty sure there was a whole lot of mixing up going on and in a garden as small as mine, I have no doubt, my garden is going to resemble a wild jungle in a few short weeks since I have zero idea what is where.
This is about to get VERY interesting!
The things I do to grow our food.
The established squash plants took a pretty big whack and lots of broken leaves but they are back to ginormous a few short days later…
But my tomatoes and gazebo tent thingy made it through to see another day!
I have had several folks tell me they just decided not to plant this year because it’s “too late in the season” and my answer is always “HECK NO it isn’t!”
The season is just getting started!
Here is what I will be getting started in my little greenhouse next week…
Carrots (seed to ground)
As things fizzle in the garden they get replaced with the new babies and come the beginning of August we will start the rotations over to cold weather crops.
This can be an almost year round hobby in Virginia!
I love this place!
If you are wondering about my “fancy greenhouse” I picked it up for super cheap on Amazon. Just search “greenhouse” and about a million options pop up.
I love mine! I wouldn’t think twice about buying another one