Has anyone seen Toto? Where is Auntie Em? This weather pattern is really getting hard to take. The wind and heavy rain hit our farm yesterday and damaged some of our crops. Ed Jr. noticed the damage in the broad leaf tobacco and will be out this morning checking it out after more heavy rain late last night! Whew! Nice to see sunshine this morning (though it won't last). Good thing that some of the veggies for today were already picked and safely stored in the veggie shack. Ever wonder why farmers keep farming after such weather? It only takes getting back out the next day and looking out over their land. Seeing the sun come up over the trees or watching the cows shake off the rain or knowing today will be better keeps them going. It’s nice knowing today is a new start.
Have you noticed holes in your veggies and outside plants? This may be bug damage. The Farmer’s Almanac has a recipe for helping prevent this damage or at least get it under control. Mix: 1 teaspoon lemon dish soap, 1 cup vegetable oil and 1 gallon warm water. Put into spray bottle and spray infected areas. Spray the tops of the leaves only or you will seal off the leaf and it won’t be able to take in nutrients.
The two gardens seem to have been undamaged.....muddy, but the plants are okay. One of our tobacco fields wasn't so fortunate. (These pics were taken after the storm and the air was calm)
The heavy rain combined with severe winds bruised and broke leaves along with laying the plants over.
The dark spots on the leaves are bruises which makes the leaves worthless.
The rain also washed through the field taking some of the plants out, while burying others.
Enough with these storms!!
BTW...this is the same field as yesterday's post. Can we go back in time???(Looked much better yesterday)