So now, I have a jungle to tame. On the plus side, there is food growing everywhere I look. But the weeds, especially, have taken advantage of my lack of attention, and have become rampant. Super-cyclone Pam is also bearing down on NZ - due to hit tonight. The wind is has already picked up and is increasing. I don't expect it to do a great deal of damage here, close to the western coast, but one never knows.
Over the next couple of weeks, I'll also be working on one section of my garden at a time, taming the jungle, clearing the weeds, harvesting crops, and preparing and planting for winter. I'll post updates each day I'm able to work on the garden, with before and after photos. My aim is to have my garden reasonable under control by the end of the month, and well on the way to being prepped and planted for winter.
Actually, I've made a start already - I've managed to work on my garden for three days. So I'll post about those first.
How about you? How's your garden looking? Are there any tasks you need to take care of? Have you started sowing and planting winter-bearing crops? Whatever you need to do, now is a good time to get started. Unless, of course, you're in the Far North or East Coast of the North Island. If that's you, then right now you need to just make sure you and your household are safe and prepared for Pam. Stay safe folks, and once things are calm again, let's get stuck into those gardens. Remember: if you don't plant it, you will never know just how much food you can grow!