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Comment by Lynn on April 20, 2012 at 10:51am

I will be harvesting, in one form or another, what I can from my garden over the next 3 weeks and bagging up the raised garden soil and lifting the framework and taking it with me to the new place I have found, which has no current vegetable garden. I'm not sure what I will be able to plant once I have re-established at that time though (mid to late May)...it's colder in Waipukurau than in Napier. I may need to either 'fallow' or find a way to create (on no cost! LOL) a hooped frame over it with polythene covering. Time will tell.

Comment by Rex Morris on April 18, 2012 at 7:10pm

Another planting of celery, broc, cabb, cauli today.  We have had such a mild March-April that some of the first lot of "winter" vege are ready - picked a cauli, cabbage and brocolli today - too soon really.  

This warm weather has also meant the weeds are groooowing everywhere. Can hardly keep up.

Comment by Helen Combes on April 16, 2012 at 4:58pm

Hi - one thing to place a brochure in your letterbox... But it'd be even better if there was a petition giving you a say on these cell phone towers?! All the best with the move Lynn ;-)

Comment by Lynn on April 16, 2012 at 6:54am

Yes Kate, they placed a letter and a full colour brochure in the letterbox just before Easter. It's going to be erected over the next few weeks. And yes, I agree...having had cancer twice, I sure don't wish to be put at risk again!

But hey! Didn't you know these towers don't HAVE health risks? Didn't you know they are 'perfectly safe' and that there is WHO research to prove it? And of course, when I supplied credible research information to counter those claims, I was just being paranoid? THOSE research results have no basis, of course! ...cos they're not from the WHO!

Anyway...I digress. It's a gardening site, so I shall try hard to stick to gardening issues LOL. Yes, I will definitely be taking photos of my garden as it gets established again, and will keep posting. Thanks for the concern and support :)

Comment by Kate on April 15, 2012 at 7:21pm

Poor you Lyn, Did they give any warning that they would be putting up the cell phone tower, or did you just wake up and find it all done and dusted. All I can say is that moving, although a dreadful undertaking, beats getting cancer from living so close to the monstrosity. Life is definitely not fair. I truely feel for you. Your garden photos are so beautiful. Please keep us all posted on your new garden as it develops.

Comment by Rex Morris on April 15, 2012 at 6:54pm

Sorry to hear about that Lynn after all the effort you have put into you garden. Do you get any compensation at all?

Comment by Lynn on April 15, 2012 at 2:58pm

Thanks Anna. Currently in Napier. Yes, I will try to use the leaves if I can, and I hope to even perhaps replant the 'trimmed' plants...can't hurt to see if they will survive, but I shan't hold my breath. I have no doubt there will be cell phone towers no matter where I go...just not right above my head! I'm just so angry, at the moment, at the thought that I have to change my plans out of necessity rather than desire. And at a time when I can ill afford to be moving in the first place. But heyho...that's flipping life, I suppose. We just have to perk up, pick up, and move on to better things, hopefully.

Comment by Anna Holmes on April 15, 2012 at 1:38pm

Lynn, that truly sux and seems so unfair. YES - I am truly beginning to despise this corporate government and their lack of concern for the well-being of our land. BIG FAT GREEDY GUZZLERS they are! I have not one nice word towards them. Is their anything you can do to harvest your little plants? Juice them or blanch and freeze the baby leaves ( a lot of baby leaves are edible) , make vege stock or pot them in buckets or containers?  There must be something so you get a little bit of your money back.

Hugs. Hope you find a nice GREEN community to move to! Where are you based currently?

Comment by Lynn on April 15, 2012 at 1:23pm

Oh my goodness...I will probably have to destroy all the (not yet ready) vegetables in my garden sometime in the next few weeks so that I can dismantle my raised garden and move to a new town (sooner than I had anticipated).

We have just found out that there is going to be a 20 metre, 12 panel antenna, cell phone tower built right next door to me. The tower will be about 15 metres from my back door and will be the prominent view from my kitchen window. It cannot be stopped - resource consent has been pre-approved by government. The telecommunications company anticipates to have it erected and fully operational by 30th June.

There goes my winter food supply. And it is also now going to cost me a lot of money to move as well. Dontcha just love corporate NZ and how they can control our lives without concern or thought for how it may affect people?

My garden frame and soil will be transported to the new property (when I find one!) and I will have to start all over again.

Comment by Ingrid Ennis on April 15, 2012 at 7:32am

I've planted the last of the brassica seedlings now, so I'm hoping that the staggered planting of broccoli, cauli etc. over the past 8 weeks will give me veges all winter. Time to sow some spring onion seeds now.  

 

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