Well, here we go again. Lockdown, Level 4.
I’ll get straight to the point (well, as straight as I can get!). Courier agencies are putting it into businesses hands as to whether we regard our products as “essential”. The Government definitely has clear guidelines on what is essential, plants aren’t on it and couriers are recommending to hold off on sending perishables due to the delay in deliveries..
So. I will not be sending plants for the month of August. Come September, if we are still in lockdown levels 4 or 3, I am regarding my products as essential. Gardening is so good for the heart, soul, mind and body and by September we will need everything we can get that will keep us in a healthy state of mind and being. Not to mention that its optimum gardening time and to be totally frank I will need some cash flow happening by then!
Fortunately I stocked up on Daltons Organic Potting Mix weeks ago, and I had made a decision actually just days before the UN IPCC report that instead of buying new (uniform) pots for my plants this season I would first use up all my odds and sods. Cleaned and sterilised in the sun of course.
In the meantime, remember to check out my guide for gardening by the moon, Aotearoa styles for this time period, you’ll find it right here.
Stay safe, be wise and feel free to let me know what plants you’ll be after over the next few weeks, to be fair a lot are not going to be ready until October in any case, can’t rush these things 🌿