Sunday, April 17, 2011

Saturday Storm.

Here's looking out to the west Saturday night. Saturday morning, the wind started blowing. And blowing. And blowing. We were under a tornado watch all day, but thankfully we fared well, unlike a lot of North Carolina. Duck, NC, just north of us, seemed to have been hit hardest.
I get these egg cartons at the Teeter. They hold 2 1/2 dozen eggs and are perfect for germinating seeds. It's a self-contained nursery. I had the presence of mind to bring these indoors.
Good thing I did. Even though I had them weighted down with grills from our defunct smoker, they were sitting on that table in the far left which was picked up by a gust and flipped over.
Oops. Damage: 1 broken clay pot and my Bird of Paradise plant in the large pot. It had two large stalks on it which are now on the deck. Hopefully, more shoots will come up from the large ball. I'd hate to lose that plant. Even though it's never bloomed. I started it from seed about 15 years ago. We took the kids to Disney world and I found the seed packet at the Orlando airport when we were leaving. Three seeds I think for $5. Only 1 germinated. And there it is.
I moved the other plants "protected" under the table to a safe area.
These are Mr. Hawthorne's seedlings he's so proud of. Different types of heirloom tomatoes. Different types of peppers. And the lanky ones that need to be in the ground are tomatilloes. I'd be dead meat if I hadn't brought these in.

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

Glad you made it through the storms all right.