Yes, you guessed right - this is hail - any gardeners nightmare!
This hailstorm hit us 2 weekends ago, hence the silence, I was too scared to go out into the garden to see how bad the damage was.
Luckily for us the storm only lightly damaged the garden, thanks to the fact that our pumpkin and zucchini have got their leaves growing and covering a great deal of the garden.
But what do you know - the last 2 days we have had hefty hailstorms again!
Both not as bad as the first one, but bad enough to cause considerable damage to the already stoned plants :(
Our little garden experiment is turning out to be a bit of a catastrophe!
I was thinking the other day that our little garden would have probably blossomed wonderfully if it was:
a) Not in Switzerland
b) Not in Europe
c) In the Southern Hemisphere
d) Had been under the protection of a greenhouse!
Needless to say, today I ventured out to have a look, and was rather surprised to see out little piece of nature pushing forward with all its' might and against all odds!
Here are the photos I took this morning:
The peas are the worst hit and have a lot of scars from the bad weather. But besides that our cabbage looks great, we have loads of beans growing, albeit covered with lice :(, the chamomile is looking wonderful and the potatoes are growing like there is no tomorrow!
I am a bit worried that we are slowly running out of time for the pumpkins, gem squash and zucchini though, as they are just starting to produce their first sets of buds, fingers crossed that we still get some kind of produce from these.
How is your garden growing?
Have you been having the same unfortunate kind of events?
We would love to hear from you below.
Until next time..