Well, my garden survived the wind, but it did not, however, survive the rain. We got THREE MONTHS WORTH OF RAIN IN ONE DAY!!!! That sucked. And sure enough, I was in one of the towns that got hit the worst with rain.
It's been 2 days and now the pepper leaves and broccoli leaves are wilting...they actually look like they do when they need water. I assume it's because it has too much? There are puddles of water in the garden, and if you step in, your foot gets covered with muddy water.
I have potato plants growing, and since they are underground, I assume those are ruined too?
My green bean leaves are turning yellow and the beans themselves are soft and bendable, not firm. Also, there are a TON of ladybugs on them, and the leaves have holes in them and it looks like they are actually eating the beans. Can this be?
Also, I was worried about my corn, so I broke off a husk - the silk was brown and dry, but the husk was not fully developed, but I assume that will go bad as well so I broke one off to test it. There were all these little tiny bugs on it. Ew!!! I HATE bugs. I brought it in the house and put it the sink and just ran the sprayer over and over and over it. A spider came out! EEK!!! I am petriefied of all spiders, but I was able to wash it down the drain. It looks like all of the bugs are off of it, so I opened it up, carefully, and sure enough the kernels stop maybe a little more than 3/4 up the cob - I am only missing like an 1 1/2 inches of kernels, but also, they are not as plump as when I buy corn in the store. Of course, the corn in the store is much bigger as well. Do you think I should let the corn grow more or do you think it will die in the lake it is now in? Technically, it should have at least a couple weeks left of growing, that would be about 30 days since the silk appeared. And I did try to pollinate it myself by rubbing off the tops in my hand, grinding it up and sprinkling it over the silk. Then again, I have absolutely no idea if I even did that right?
Do my plants have any chance at all of surviving?
Does anyone know what to do about the bugs? So far, I haven't used any sprays or anything.
I am leaving for my Orlando, FL, vacation on Friday and I am worried when I come back 10 days later, there will be nothing left.
Is there anything I can do?