The first murderous hail storm of the season descended upon my plants like an Old Testament plague. Gardening in Kansas requires the patience of Job. Here is a photo of the pea to dime size hail pummeling my California Wonder sweet pepper plants that just got planted yesterday:
This hail storm follows several days of high winds which sometimes gusted to 50 miles per hour (approx. 80 kilometers per hour); not to mention the temperatures in the mid 80’s Fahrenheit (around 29 C). Like I said, if you don’t have a thick skin, gardening in Kansas is not for you.
I am too chicken to go see the rest of my plants. I hope that this is not a repeat of 3 years ago when we got 5 or so hail storms in a two week period. That year, my plants never recovered and I had to buy plants from a garden center.