De­clan’s ef­forts bear­ing fruit

Bay News - - NEWS - Car­men Hall From the edi­tor

Gar­den­ing is a great ac­tiv­ity for kids and it’s good to see more young peo­ple giv­ing it a go.

De­clan Lang has taken the pas­time one step fur­ther by be­ing named the joint Cen­tral North Is­land Yates Bud­ding Young Gar­dener win­ner.

Now the 13-year-old is in the run­ning to take out the in­au­gu­ral NZ ti­tle and hopes to forge a ca­reer that will en­com­pass his love of na­ture.

By my own ad­mis­sion I have only just started to get go­ing in the gar­den. Last week I planted out an ar­ray of veg­eta­bles in­clud­ing toma­toes, pep­pers, spinach and let­tuce. Like De­clan I en­joy watch­ing things grow and it’s even bet­ter when you get to eat them.

I don’t have a big gar­den but I’ve taken ad­van­tage of us­ing big pots and it’s quite amaz­ing what you can achieve with lim­ited space. Now I can’t wait to watch my ef­forts come to fruition.

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