Hail and Garden Update

Last Friday was the official first day of Monsoon season here in Arizona and on Saturday we had our first rain. What a rain it was! Rain, wind, hail; we had it all!

Looking out the front door, you could see water rushing down the street and hail on the yard and sidewalk.

The hail in the backyard showed up even more against the green of the grass. In the front yard, on the hot stones, the hail melted away pretty quickly once the storm passed. In the backyard, though, hail was still evident up to two hours later!

The hail put a lot of holes through the leaves of my green bean plants and also bruised numerous tomatoes.

I have thrown away ten or more similarly bruised tomatoes. Luckily, though, it didn’t damage them all! As far as I can tell, this tomato escaped unharmed:

And we have been eating green beans for almost two weeks now!

I planted a few more things this week: zuchinni and yellow squash plants, one tomato plant, two pepper plants, basil, rosemary, and sage plants, along with seeds of swiss chard, beets, lettuce, radish and nasturtiums. I think I am about done acquiring plants and seeds … what grows, grows and what doesn’t, doesn’t!!


  1. Missus Wookie

    Your garden is looking good! Yumm on the green beans. Gave in and bought pea plants yesterday – figure this is the fourth planting I’d cheat a bit and get some starting. Put another set of seeds in – we’ll see if they survive the slugs/snails.

  2. Carol

    Fresh green beans. Yum!

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