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cornish2175
Charleston, SC
(Zone 8b)

April 22, 2011
2:36 AM

Post #8512809

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.

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yehudith
silver spring, MD
(Zone 7a)

April 22, 2011
6:10 AM

Post #8513055

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.
cornish2175
Charleston, SC
(Zone 8b)

April 22, 2011
9:33 AM

Post #8513405

Thanks, that's the only thing I can do other than pull them out completely.
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

April 27, 2011
6:55 AM

Post #8523796

So sorry to see your picture. We had a tornado Friday night, what a mess.
cornish2175
Charleston, SC
(Zone 8b)

April 27, 2011
1:15 PM

Post #8524464

Did you have a lot of damage? I moan about my broken plants but at least my house is still standing. We haven't had a hurricane in 22 years- our odds are getting short.
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

April 27, 2011
5:00 PM

Post #8524889

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.
cornish2175
Charleston, SC
(Zone 8b)

April 28, 2011
2:36 AM

Post #8525574

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
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2011
5:47 AM

Post #8525822

You are absolutely right cornish, absolutely. Thank you for the prayers.

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