An update -
I took some photos of the garden in around Nov 20 and was planning to post an update. Various things got in the way, so now I've changed tack, and will offer a then and now comparison.
In general the plants are growing well, although the thunderstorm (17mm rain and 80 km winds, probably faster in the garden given the windtunnel effect), with tomato plants (all unstaked) very unhappy. A bit of loose guiding fig-tree branches (which I collected last year) have rectified it, and they seem to have bounced back more or less, and are now mostly flowering.
The success lesson is the placement of frozen snails I collected during an earlier storm and put in the ground in late November - the three plants with that have really bloomed.
Here's a few uncomparative photos until I get my act together and we have a sunny day here -
This blew over in the storm and had to change location
around to the other side of the tank.
I got a few potatoes out of the dying yellowing plant,
and planning another
pumpkin and mustard-leaf soup today