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Dear Wind,<br>
Please stop blowing and gusting in every direction - YOU ARE TEARING APART MY GARDEN!!!!!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">
 

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After a few days of on and off again wind today we have a high wind warning with gusts up to 60 mph.<br><br>
My poor tomato plants are just blowing about. My pear tomato snapped in two places, one at the base and one at the top, a few days ago. Since there were still some nice looking branches and leaves I dug it up, wrapped duct tape around the break at the bottom and planted in a pot in the house. Who knows, perhaps it will live. It definitely would be dead if it were still outside.<br><br>
Fortunately DH helped me re-stake the rest of the tomatoes, put up the tomato cages and wrap plastic around the cages. He also cut the bottom out of a few pots to try and save my cucumbers but I'm afraid one is lost - the one I was looking forward to the most (lemon cucumber).<br><br>
My other garden is a little shielded but the plants are still blowing about. I staked the pepper plants but could have used a ton of cloches or some type of protection for my young broccoli, cabbage and squash. Fingers crossed for some better weather sans wind.<br><br>
Anyone else encountering crazy weather?
 

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It's getting pretty windy here, but that's totally normal here, too. So far so good, but I'm worried about my corn and sunflowers in my raised beds. The soil is so loose....I'm going to put up a sideways trellis (think netting attached to wood) to hold it.
 
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