Here are some pictures of the hail damage. They were taken about an hour after the storm. As you can see, the plastic on the hoophouse was shredded, but it lasted long enough to save most of the plants inside. The plants on the picnic table were on the back porch when the storm hit. You can see the one container of peppers that survived in tact. They were on the bottom shelf at the very back of a plant stand protected by the rail posts.
This is all that was left of the beautifully colored swiss chard.
Our dog, Buttercup, was injured in one eye by the hail. She's okay now.
This was one of the potato beds. Before the storm, they were good-sized plants in full bloom.