Ok, the hail can stop anytime, now. My poor garden looks like I let my kids loose with BB guns there. Holes through most everything and my salad greens have been beaten down flat. The arugula seems to love this weather as I can barely keep up with it.
The zucchini leaves took a hail beating but they are strong so I expect no problems. Just about ready to get some fruit to start, and if we get more than 2, we're cooking with gas.
All the butternut squash and pumpkin plants are flowering, too. This squash is in the straw bale on top of a raised bed. This year is looking so much better than the last. Seeds for a fall harvest have just gone in, so I may have home-grown pumpkins at Halloween.
The jalapeño plant that wasn't eaten has produced 3 fruits, so I'm way ahead of the curve on peppers, too. The pepper plant I'm experimenting with in the greenhouse grow-bag has started flowering. Also, I have a purple sweet pepper in the other bed that has put out flowers, so my excitement is growing. This bed may be doing better than last year because of the black plastic under the plants. It seems to have raised the temperature enough that they love it. Maybe next year I'll also try red plastic under the outside tomato plants.