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Hi Lyn - good luck with the move. As Matt has said, the joy in establishing a new garden is very rewarding. While it will be May, that is only 3-4 months away from spring - if you focus on getting everything ready for spring planting rather than worrying too much about planting straight away, you will be eating lettuces before you know it.
Good luck with your move and building your new garden Lynn I know its dissapointing leaving your old garden behind but on the brite side its alwayse rewarding creating a new garden from scratch and watching it devalop over time
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.
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.
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 ;-)
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 :)
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.
Sorry to hear about that Lynn after all the effort you have put into you garden. Do you get any compensation at all?
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.
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?
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