A big rash of storms rolled through the Mid-west yesterday evening and boy were we unprepared! We had just gotten back from an afternoon of Strawberry picking at Eckert’s Belleville Farm, barely escaping the hail storm on that side of the river. Once home, we proceeded to begin preparing the berries for Freezer Jam making when the storm hit home. Rain started, then wind, then hail, and finally the Tornado sirens lit up across the city. We weren’t even thinking about plants, we were herding the children and the dog into the basement…just in case.
Fortunately, Rick had his head about him and was able to save the Marglobe tomato plant from complete annihilation, it only lost a single tomato. None of the other plants are not producing fruits yet, so the main damage they received was leaves on the bigger plants and some of the smaller plants were snapped at various locations along their stems by the hail. Only one plant remained completely unscathed from the storm: A single Cherokee Purple plant.
Here are the pics from after the storm: