Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Garden-Variety Tragedy

A couple of nights ago, a decent-sized storm blew through Austin. It dropped a lot of rain, but didn't seem to cause to much damage. Until we went out to the garden last evening. The supports for the 7-foot trellis which holds our bean broke and the entire trellis blew over onto the neighboring plot. To add insult to injury, about two-thirds of our corn also blew down.

Garden after storm
Heather picking beans from the defunct trellis.

Beans PickedWe ended up spending most of the evening picking what beans we could before taking down the entire trellis, and all the existing bean plants. Tonight, we start again, with new seeds, and a new, lighter and more sturdy trellis design. Chalk another one up to experience.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear about the garden, but at least you are fortunate to have more of a garden than I do.