Friday, November 19, 2010

Lost to nature's fury...

Its so sad to loose a loved one, whether its your own flesh and blood, your pet cat, chicken and to a gardener, your plants. The plant you nurture from tiny little things to an adult blooming plant, giving you hope that you are going to savour the fruits of your labour finally. But that hope is dashed by a cruel fate, beyond your control that saw your beautiful beloved plants damaged and broken, which render your heart broken too!
On Thursday, prior to a heavy downpour, a storm wreaked havoc near my area which fell my neighbour's 2 banana trees, broke a big chunk of my rambutan and mango branches, topple a few pots in my garden and split into 2 my eggplant. Grandpa of a lightning, jolted me out of my skin and damaged the modem of my internet network! Luckily my eldest son could repair everything last night. The phone company we called to complain, told us that 150 complaints were received after yesterday's thunderstorm around our area!
But the biggest lost I felt was my 2 cherry tomato plants broken half way up the stems and they are flowering profusely, promising a bountiful harvest to come!

I nurture you from these tiny little things...



...into these beautiful plants...



...your beautiful flowers promising bountiful harvest...




into these broken things...





....beyond repair but have to wait for new growth...


I guess its partly my fault, the support poles for my tomato plants were too short for the growing plants, so when the storm lashed out, it broke the stems where there were no support. A valuable lesson to learn and a costly one too...my poor tomato plants!

21 comments:

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Sorry to hear about the havov cause by the storms. But I think your tomatoes will recover very quickly from that natural pruning. For your loss, I can offer you some seeds if you want cos my cousin is going back to Sabah next week so via POS Malaysia. Message me if you like some.

Stephanie said...

It was really cool last night and rained non-stop. Yest afternoon just cloudy here. The thunderstorm at your area sounds awful. Hope everything including your neighbours' is in order now. Gosh... sorry about your tomato plants. Hope they will re-grow. Take care.

p3chandan said...

Malay-Kadazan girl..thank you.I hope my tomato plants will recover soon. Yes I would love to have the seeds "kecik tapak tangan nyiru saya tadah" let me have yr email, mine p3chandan@gmail.com I will give my address. Thanks for being so thoughtful..


Steph..thanks for being concern. Yesterday my area was raining heavily too since 4pm.The previous day, I think was just a freak storm confined to a small area.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

You are right, they should have a new growth! Cherry tomatoes are tough plants!

Les said...

Tomato season is over here for now, but your post has brought that distinctive smell to me of the foliage.

Bangchik said...

my tomato is at first pair of baby leaves. Nature has its way of doing things. Too bad to lose a plant we love so much with a dream of bountiful harvest. You never know how plants react to little incident like that, those cherry tomato may just let out new shoots, grow happily and flowers as if nothing ever hurt them...

~bangchik

Carol said...

Who knows you may even get more new shoots thus more tomatoes. It is true that we often the hard way . . . from our mistakes. This may turn out to be a good thing in the end. Nature simply pinching back for you. ;>)

fer said...

I know the burden of loosing a plant.
But it looks like your tomatoes have a very good chance for a full recovery! i trust they will be great in no time.

p3chandan said...

Tatyana, Bangchik, Carol, Fer..thanks for the concolations and encouragements, yes I think they are going to be ok, I see that new branches are coming out. Like Carol said, its nature way of pinching them back for new growth! Thanks..I feel better already..



Les, here we can have tomatoes all year round..although its rainy season now, thunderstorms are more frequent. Thanks for visiting..

kitchen flavours said...

Sorry to hear about your tomato plant! Ouch! If it was mine, I would feel the pain too! Hope that it will soon grow new shoots and perhaps more flowers and fruits. The weather has been kinda crazy lately! Rain with lightning and strong wind. Two nights ago, I can hear the wind with all the windows and doors closed! Hope things will get back to normal at your area soon.

Malar said...

So sorry to read this. From my experience tomato palnts need to be tied until their tips as they are very easy to break.
Anyway it will grow and give you juicy tomatoes soon!

p3chandan said...

kitchen flavours, thanks for feeling my pain too...anyway my tomato plants are doing ok and sprouting new shoots.Yes the weather nowadays is indeed crazy sometimes, storms and twisters!


Malar..thanks, yes Ive learnt that lesson a bit too late...now I know what to do next time!

indicaspecies said...

Glad to know your tomato plant is doing better now.:)

p3chandan said...

Celine, yes they are ok thank goodness! Thanks..

James Missier said...

Im very sorry to hear about your loss of your rambutan, mango and especially your tomato plant.
It really must be scary to find that most of the garden plants been terrorised by this storm.
Good thing your son was able to set everything back to normal (PC and all)

I had terrible lesson when my whole PC got elecuted and burnt because I left the power socket on. After that experience - we already had the habit of un-plugging everything once after use.

Hope you manage to find a better stronger stick to secure your other tomato plants.

p3chandan said...

Thanks James, the storm did wreak havoc not only in my garden but my own PC. Luckily I did unplugged the TV and the main socket to the modem, but forgot to unplugged my own PC socket. So the lightning still did damage to the modem. I already had 2 TVs damaged by lightning before too. My tomato plants are doing fine now, Im quite relieved...

One said...

Looks like your tomato plant is quite alright. It should be getting bushier now that it is 'beheaded'. Actually they look very healthy.

p3chandan said...

Thanks One, my tomato plants are doing ok, hope it will have more branches and flowers soon..

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Bad weather can be scary and cause harm. Hopefully your tomato plant recovers from the shock.

p3chandan said...

Hi Keats thank you for dropping by my small garden, the tomato plants are ok afterall...Yes nowadays the weather is a bit wierd which only happens to other countries before...

Sunray said...

Amazing what you accomplished after the storm. Good work.

Cher
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