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Bad storm runied them

Postby butterfly » Aug 05, 2008 3:30 pm

We have had heavy heavy rain since fri and last nite we were hit by a really bad storm of thunder, lightening heavy rain and strong winds

My 7 ft tom plants were knocked down

They were in cages but now a mess

Will they straigten back up when the sun comes out or are they done?

Even the cages are pushed over by the wind and now the plants are laying on the ground

WE are expecting more rain and heavy wind agian tonite

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Re: Bad storm runied them

Postby Eeyore » Aug 05, 2008 5:06 pm

As long as the stems aren't broken you should be able to set them upright again.
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Re: Bad storm runied them

Postby butterfly » Aug 05, 2008 6:35 pm

Thanks Lyn

A feeling of defeat at the moment. A few branches broken

They are so heavy and awkward to lift with these huge plants inside cages

Another storm coming to nite so I might as well leave them til tomorrow

Dont think I can lift them myself. Too heavy. I tried
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Re: Bad storm runied them

Postby Mervyn » Aug 08, 2008 1:47 pm

Think first aid.

If a branch is bent and has a crink in it, try straightening it out, and put a bandaid on it, depending on the extent of the damage and thickness of the branch, the bandaid alone is sometimes enough to keep it straight.
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Re: Bad storm runied them

Postby butterfly » Aug 09, 2008 7:19 pm

Th branches are bent and some of them are 2 inchs or more thick and so heavy

The size of the toms on them are like saucers

The plants are so heavy and are to move
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Re: Bad storm runied them

Postby butterfly » Aug 10, 2008 3:21 pm

Gosh I tried again yesterday to straighten them up but with cages around them and branches so heavy and thick and so many big tome.

what a mess

The bottom thongs are all bent curled right in half and I couldn't lift the plants enough to get the thongs straightened out to get them back in the ground

I had to tied the cages together and tie them to poles to hold the toms off the ground and then not a great job

Geees I was pooped with that job
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Re: Bad storm runied them

Postby bluewillow » Aug 11, 2008 8:20 pm

Tomatoes touching the ground could easily rot with all your moisture. As well, slugs could attack. Might wish to make some chow with the ones on the ground.

We've broken a rain record .... the wettest Summer in 70 plus years. Records like this I could do without.
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