Wednesday, August 7, 2013

How does your Garden Grow?

 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:

square foot gardening

potatoes, chamomile, gemsquash

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..

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  1. We have had so much rain this summer, followed by a couple of insanely hot weeks, and now it feels like fall! I feel like every year I garden it gets more and more challenging, whether it is the bug population or the weather. I often think, if I was just a bit more south, maybe things would work out better! But, we have had an amazing year in the greens department. Kale has been producing all summer long. Our lettuce did really well, and never bolted (probably should have planted more!). But the tomatoes are just starting to turn red, and I don't think there is enough time for them to really ripen anymore. Here is how my garden is growing this week

    1. Hi Heather,
      I must agree we have had the weirdest kind of summer thus far.
      As I am writing to you I can hear the wind howling through my window in the next room and one glance out the window makes me wonder if there will be more hail *Sigh*
      Oh well, I guess we will have to make a way that works for us, we can't choose our weather so I guess we need to start brainstorming some ideas of how to adapt for next year!
      Thanks for visiting, I am off to go and see your progress :)

  2. Our garden is doing well right now. Our July and August have been very mild with consistent rain! HOORAY! We are about to be bombarded with tomatoes! What a wonderful problem! ;-) -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    Thank you for hopping on board The Great Blog Train!


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