what a storm the other night. 75 mph winds coupled with small hail that was described as a ten minute shotgun blast by one of my neighbors. lots of the corn around the farm was stripped of all its leaves and laid down partway. i think it will still make a crop because it was pretty well along but it would have been a bumper crop. the farm seems to have lucked out on the hail part but the winds took out some tomato plants. ridiculous amount of greenbeans tomorrow. google green bean potato chips where you baked them on a cookie sheet. really good if you get tired of them. pack em in pickle jars use old pickle juice. or just give them away. beans difficult to grow in the city because of the bean beetle. pole beans are better than bush - and planting late can help. great site here about turning your yard (or your neighbors lawn) in to a garden. great stuff.