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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Aug 4, 2015 9:38 PM CST
It is expected every few summers, but it hit this area today. Many plants trashed, I think. Not checking all of them until morning.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Aug 5, 2015 7:44 PM CST
Oh no -- so sorry to hear that, Caroline! It's been quite some time since we've had a significant hail storm here (now I've probably jinxed myself!), but lower Michigan had a bad one recently that damaged a lot of the commercial apple crop. Sad

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Aug 5, 2015 8:38 PM CST
And another hail storm today!

Well.....now I have lots of greens for the composters!
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Aug 5, 2015 9:23 PM CST
Thumbs down Just say "no!" to hail (if only it was that simple) !
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Aug 6, 2015 5:20 AM CST
My gardening efforts are mainly a hobby pursuit, but there are farmers north of the city who had their wheat crops totally destroyed by the hail. Some will have crop insurance, but it is disheartening as this would be just a few weeks from harvest for them.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Aug 6, 2015 4:19 PM CST
That kind of thing always makes me thankful to not be in agriculture to make my living... bad enough when it happens in our home gardens. Sad
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Aug 6, 2015 9:21 PM CST
I am lucky the storm only damaged the plants.
One apartment building had the roof torn off by the strong winds.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Aug 6, 2015 10:02 PM CST
Yikes!
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Aug 7, 2015 10:46 PM CST
Caroline, I saw the videos of the hail on the news yesterday, that was some storm. Blinking Sorry it damaged your plants, and very sorry for the farmers that work so hard planting the crops. Sad
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
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CarolineScott
Aug 8, 2015 9:12 AM CST
It hit the center of town. My daughters' gardens were not touched by hail.
The tomatoe plants look like Charlie Brown's Xmas tree!
Some can be salvaged, but I am going on to next year by sowing biennials and perennials.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Aug 8, 2015 9:25 AM CST
Not a lot you can do but go on, still disappointing after all you put into in. Sad
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Aug 8, 2015 9:33 AM CST
Yes, disheartening after all the work, but best not to dwell on the damage and move on.
Today I am moving bricks. A neighbour had an old brick planter taken out, and they did not want the bricks. They were glad I offered to take the bricks as it is costly to take heavy objects to the landfill. I am using some to edge beds, and some larger ones as stepping stones. And some to build a box for clematis to grow near the fence.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Aug 8, 2015 10:29 AM CST
That's a great reuse of the bricks, when new they are quite expensive, so good deal for you.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
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CarolineScott
Aug 8, 2015 3:54 PM CST
Yes, I had looked at them, and anything brick or concrete is expensive.

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