Had a freak hail storm here in Charleston and it did major damage to my vegetables - especially the tomatoes. Anyone know if I hard prune them will they recover? They are close to 3' tall and most had already set fruit.
Chop em back and they should come back. Last year I had deer go through and chop them down to about 6 inches tall. Ofcourse they had lovely babies and blossoms at the time. They sprouted again and I did get a harvest. Not much of one, but I did get one.
cornish, we were so lucky, houses just over the hill are flattened. We lost the trees, and will need a new roof. It is still up there, and not leaking, but is is sagging between each truss. We could hear it cracking while we hid in the basement closet, I was sure it was gone. There was insulation and roofing materials all over our yards, but not from our houses, from somewhere hit earlier. I am now a sun gardener, not shade. On another good note, my little greenhouse wasn't touched or the plants I had out to harden. Amazing.
Mother Nature can be a mean old bird but thankfully you are ok. We lived in Texas for awhile and had what DH called dirt devils- they would pick up random things and drop them somewhere else. We got a swingset once- never did find out who owned it-so mangled they wouldn't have wanted it back anyway. At least you are safe and still have your roof. Things can be replaced- lives can't. My prayers are with you.. Susan