What horrid weather! We had 45 mph winds today, with wind gusts of 60 mph! We had horizontal rain, a broken tree branch on the garden, raspberry wires blown right off the post....I wrenched my lower back trying to lift the soaked tomato seedlings back into the shed for protection from the wind and rain, so now I walk like a bent over really old lady. As if that weren't enough, we are expecting three nights in a row in the mid 30s! This weather is just ridiculous. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the tomatoes that have already been planted. I think most of them will be fine, as they were protected from the wind by the fence and the shed. I'm quite sure the basil is toast by now, and one of the broccoli plants must have been uprooted and blown away....there is absolutely no sign of it anywhere. DaBeardedOne dropped in for a visit, and he said it was even worse out at his place. We looked over my garden, and the wind was actually uprooting the tiny beets.
I don't think the tree branch damaged anything in the garden, except possibly the stack of tomato cages my neighbor set there last night. The wind blew the top part off the composter, but that's not a problem. Mr. Granny said the onions were laying flat to the ground, but when I looked later, they seemed to be uprighting themselves again. At least one container of flower seedlings tipped over, and the container blew away leaving the seedlings upside down with roots dried out. I brought them in and re-hydrated them, they will be fine. I didn't get out to the back garden to see how the containers of seedlings fared there.
I took some ibuprofen, soaked in a hot bath, then planted my backside on a heating pad for a couple of hours. The back muscles are feeling a little bit better tonight. If I can get out of bed in the morning, I'll survey the damage in the garden.
Oh....the front yard is a mess of pine branches, pine cones and pine needles. Sometimes I just hate those pine trees :-(