Getting ready for 2013 hail
You know it's going to come just like every year it's just a matter of how hard it's going to be. In the past I've tried different things with mixed (mostly poor) results. Trying to cover the most vulnerable at the last minute, assuming I'm home, hasn't worked out.
My garden is too big to protect everything. So I'll need to pick what to protect. Certainly peppers, tomatoes, winter squash maybe basil....
The most damaging hail seems to fall pretty much straight down.
My plan this year is to use posts probably like this http://www.lowes.com/pd_92070-46379-TP125PGN060U_4294753354__ then cover with hardware cloth. Haven't worked out yet how to attach the hardware cloth to the fence posts. Maybe just wrap some duct tape around the top end of the post and cut some holes in the hardware cloth so that the cloth would slip onto the posts but not past the duct tape.