This morning, I decided to cut the grass and cleanup the property, we had no real damage from the storms other than our corn lying down, our garbage can blew over, and a few branches were down on the property. We were definitely blessed when those storms passed.
My poor above ground garden boxes desperately need help. Initially I used bamboo poles in the garden boxes to hold up the bird netting. When the storms went through all the bird netting was ripped off the garden boxes. Bulldog Man seen the frustration on my face and cut several of the 1x2’s we had picked up earlier from Home Depot. He screwed the 1x2’s in each corner of all my garden boxes as stable posts to hold up bird netting. On the larger garden box, he ran a complete 1x2 length-wise on the top of two sides for additional support.
While Bulldog Man was attaching the 1x2’s, I was pulling up the remnants of kale (it was not growing, bad seeds) and transplanted 5 tomato plants in place of the kale.
Notice on the large garden box an additional support running length wise in the middle of back. Bulldog Man placed this to support the corn that blew over and was lying flat when the storms came through. I have to say, Bulldog Man is wonderful in the garden. Shhhh, don’t tell him, it may go to his head, lol.
|Back side of corn & complete view of large above ground garden box|
|Front side of corn|
|Green Chile plant growing like an octopus|
Here are several pictures of the clouds forming circular movement during the start of the storms just over our house.