So, I finally potted up the piece of ginger that sprouted in my fruit bowl. I found info for growing ginger in NZ here: http://www.tropicalpermaculture.com/growing-ginger.html
After reading this I decided to grow my ginger in a pot. Its on the patio under some of that plastic roofing stuff (having a mummy brain moment...), so it has filtered light and is protected from frost and wind. Its also by the back door where I will remember to water it :)
The main garden has taken off as well...definitely Not naked anymore. I'm loving the borage, even though its kind of taking over. I am now eagerly awaiting the first tomatoes...the seem to be taking forever to ripen up!!