Friday, August 21, 2009

what a bad storm can do to corn...


Anonymous kandy Gray said...

Noooooooo! can you save them or did they snap?

August 21, 2009 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger finsandfeathers said...

But did you get to harvest some first?

People east of the Rockies might not believe me, but we just do not those sever thunder storms out west, especially in California. One of my friends farmed in the Dakotas and told the story of how one thunder storm with hail took out acres of soy beans and corn.

August 21, 2009 at 8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh jeez. I feel your pain. Total bummer. Hope you got some of 'em first. We've enjoyed some really good corn here lately. But yeah, we get t-storms too (in MD) and sometimes hail. It really sucks and nothing you can do.

August 21, 2009 at 9:19 PM  
Anonymous Colleen said...

Heart breaking, all your hard work... lost suddenly in one storm. I empathize, frost does us in sometimes. We will summer.

August 21, 2009 at 9:47 PM  
Blogger Rachel B. said...

Owch, look at all of that poor corn.

August 21, 2009 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

Sadly, I was due to pick the corn in about a week. Those are the breaks. Better luck with bees and sweet corn next year.

August 21, 2009 at 9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel for ya Jenna. Last year I grew all my own wedding decorations in my garden when those tornadoes went through NH. I lost most of my corn. I was saving it for corn stalk decorations. BUT on the plus side, I got plenty of free fire wood from those damn twisters!

August 21, 2009 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Oh nooooooo.

August 21, 2009 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger Artful Gathering said...

So very sorry!

August 21, 2009 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger Greentwinsmummy said...

Oh barger :o( ours has been battered by the wind but not that badly & we managed to get twine criss crossed in & all around to help keep it stood up,& lots of prayers for gentler weather I have to say,its been rather unpredictable here

August 22, 2009 at 2:34 AM  
Blogger Jody M said... sorry.

August 22, 2009 at 4:06 PM  
Anonymous claybustinprincess said...

Ours went over the other day. I went out and stood it up and heeled some dirt in around the roots stepping them back in. It survived the next storm -- which blew in the other direction -- that ripped up a neighboring tree.

I'm beginning to think that either "hilling" corn like potatoes isn't a bad plan or stringing some wire between stakes just to lend some support to the tall plants.

August 22, 2009 at 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Dan said...

Ouch! That is what happened to our sweet corn last year. Blown to the ground. Luckily, this year, we have been eating corn for two weeks! Better luck next year Jenna!

August 22, 2009 at 10:31 PM  

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