Thanks, I dropped off 2 contractor stakes last night and will come in the backway tonight to stake her off. I also got to inspect the previous wind damage a little more.
The two smaller (Still 1/2-1lb'ers!) got hit pretty hard, but I don't care about those as much, there branches break very easy and they are late as well. The big girl actually did have one of her big branches break though! It broke away from the trunk, which seems thats the only way they can break. I plan to wrap those branches so they can't get pulled away from the trunk & snap, and I will also drive those two large stakes in and tie her off tonight.
We are going to have gusts up to 70mph, but I know the weathermen predict the worst in these situations for disaster reasons, so I am hoping for the best. The wind & damage to the smaller two actually helped, they needed some training, but maybe not quite to that extent (I lost 2 branches, probably a qp's worth).
My smaller plants at other sites & my other monster, 2nd best plant, that I have only visited twice after planting & have done nothing to, are going to be left on there own & the next day I'll be checking on them & making any needed repairs.
You guys think it's ok to use guerrilla tape to wrap around some of these branches & stems or will the glue have a bad effect? I mean shit, it is called guerrilla tape, lol.
Thanks for the tip on bamboo!!! I have a bunch near the monster spot and will probably snag some and try to reinforce the smaller two plants also.
FYI, This SUCKS, months and months of hard work about to go down the drain. Screw the raindance, we all need a 'blow earl out to sea' dance.