It would be heartbreaking – not to mention an economic nightmare – being a farmer. It was bad enough when my lovely little crop of corn was just about flattened almost a week ago. We had a 40C + day with hot wind followed the next day by wild thunderstorms, gale force winds and rain.
This was the result.
The following afternoon I managed to add some extra soil/mulch to the bed and propped them back as upright as I could. I was not overly optimistic but it appears to have been reasonably successful.
Here is the same bed 5 days later.
Meanwhile, we continue to manage to harvest something from the garden almost every day. This is quite an achievement since we devote almost no time to it and a lot is actually self-sown. Today’s bounty included blueberries, cherry tomatoes, pumpkin, figs, avocadoes and eggs from the chickens.
Are you picking produce at the moment? Perhaps you are snowed in and planning the spring planting?