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Thread: The destruction of a garden

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    Senior Member pineneedles4's Avatar
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    Here are pictures of my garden, before and after the storm that hit Tuesday night in Norman, Oklahoma. It's so sad. I don't know whether to go ahead and try to replant or just clear the land for next year.

    Garden before - hearty plants
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    Beautiful blooms
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    After the storm hit.....down to the stems...
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    Oh No!! I am so sorry :( (((HUGS)))

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    oh my goodness! will they still produce??? well I guess not since the yellow blossoms are gone. so sorry. my hubby is the gardener here.

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    That is sad -

    I'm not sure how much different the seasons are where you are located from southern MN -

    I think there would be time for some of these to mature if you replanted (from seeds) now:

    cucumbers
    zucchini
    green beans
    beets
    carrots - they are quite frost resistant
    radishes

    although some of these are less than thrilled about being in really hot weather (radishes)

    early varieties of cantaloupe



    are there any tomato plants left at any of the greenhouses?

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    too sad!

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    :(

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    Don't give up, looks to me like some of those will come back.
    If it were my garden, I'd let what is there stay, plant some smaller stuff in between them, and even some small types of corn. I LIKE corn!!

    I think you have time to get crops in if you hunt for short season ones.

    Good luck, and it's good that you are still safe.

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    how awful!

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    so sorry about your garden. try some short season plants. I think some of those in the pic might come back since it didn't all get taken down. Glad you are safe tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyjo
    so sorry about your garden. try some short season plants. I think some of those in the pic might come back since it didn't all get taken down. Glad you are safe tho.
    Ditto here.
    Weather is really doing a number on a lot of people. At least you are ok. All the best.

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    Thats trrrible! If you can get more plants you could still have a fall garden.

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    Very sad indeed, i know how much work goes into having a garden :(

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    oh wow! that is just aweful! If you think there is enough time, I would definately replant
    your garden was beautiful

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    How devastating, I know how much hard work went into your garden, I'm not sure about replanting.

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    Oh my gosh!!! That's horrible, soooo sorry! I wouldn't give up, them them a couple of weeks and see what happens. Long growing season ahead yet.

    HUGS

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    I never imagined the after photos to be so bad. I am so sorry. We also have a garden. I think I would replant and keep my fingers crossed. Good luck!

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    {{hugs}} That's a horrible thing to do.

    Maybe you can see if there's something you can plant in that space.

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    I'm sorry!! I hope some of them come back for you!!!!

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    OMGoodness!That is terrible. I think you could definitely replant around what survived.You might give it a week to see if any of it bounces back.

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    Give it a shot. My mother used to say "It never hurts to try".

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    So Sorry !! My son & his family live right off rock creek in Norman and the same happened to DIL garden she worked so hard on. Also neighbors tree fell on their houset too, I think insurance is going to put a new roof on it. My son took some pics until he thought it was turning into a tornado, then he shut the door. Good think it wasn't any worse.

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    I am so sorry,you all got the worst of the storm. Was that from the hail or the wind??
    We had the wind here,no hail though.It did some damage in Elgin but we were lucky this time.

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    Oh thats such a shame, so sorry. Glad you are O.K. though.

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    Aw, so sad! I feel for you. I remember one August the neighbor's fence busted and their cows ate up all our rows and rows of corn.

    I'd say you still might have some time to get some things back in the ground.

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    So sorry to see that!!! It has been so cold here that mine aren't really growing...but at least it isn't as awfyl as your storm damage...(((HUGS)))

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