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Recently I wrote a post on planning for this year’s vegetable garden. Gardening has always been a big part of my life. I enjoy planning out my vegetable garden each year, what I will plant and how I will preserve the harvest. For years I have always started my own seeds, often using seeds that I saved from the year before. This year I will be planting mostly flowers. With the house going back on the market and an enthusiastic realtor who seems to be confident that the house will sell in 2017 I am not going to be planting a big vegetable garden.

Instead my time will be spent packing and de-cluttering! I will miss my garden. Now I have eight beautiful raised beds that my husband built for me and I will not completely ignore them. After all we do have to keep up a beautiful appearance for any potential buyer! So I will plant flowers and beans and a zucchini plant perhaps, just enough to provide some fresh vegetable this summer and some cut flowers for the house. I have a neighbor close by that offers beautiful heirloom tomato seedlings so I may just have to plant a couple. It wouldn’t be summer without garden ripe tomatoes!Can't wait until the tomatoes turn red!

Luckily we have a wonderful Farmer’s Market that offers a wonderful variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables. But I will be missing my garden and the wonderful harvest I used to get.vegetables, farm market

The sad reality is that the future owner may not be as into gardening as I am. Perhaps this will be a second home for them and they just won’t have the time to keep up the gardens. It makes me sad to think that way but we’ve moved in the past and each time I have left behind a beautiful garden. One of these moves I hope to move into a home where the previous owner had beautiful gardens and I can take them over. That hasn’t’ been the case yet.Vermont, seed saving

Have you experience leaving a wonderful garden behind due to a move?

6 comments on “Missing My Garden

Nikki Gwin on April 19, 2017 4:00 pm

Yes. sigh…. but it IS fun creating one at the new house!
🙂 gwingal

Nancy Wolff on April 19, 2017 10:03 pm

Nikki,
Yes I do lok forward to creating a new garden, would love to move into a home that has some established garden beds…

Vickie Westcamp on April 20, 2017 2:32 am

We turned our backyard lawn into a garden, but had to turn it back into a lawn (from the advice of the real estate agent) when we decided to list our home for sale. Luckily my new garden is better! Good luck with decluttering your home. We had been in ours for 25 years where we had raised 3 boys and, let me tell you, we had accumulated a LOT of clutter! 😉

Nancy Wolff on April 20, 2017 5:16 am

Vickie,
We’ve been in our home almost 20 years, raising four children! Slowly we’re making progress! I don’t know how we accumulated so much clutter!

Daisy Debs on April 20, 2017 7:45 am

“To move into a home where the previous owner had beautiful gardens and I can take them over. That hasn’t’ been the case yet.” I have always hoped for that too Nancy..and also that the new neighbours would be lovely people who love the wildlife , feed the birds , share cuttings , swap seeds …..the list goes on !
You have another garden in your heart to create at your next home , but enjoy this one for a little while longer .
I,m waiting for my squash seeds to germinate…I,ve got to stop watching them ! 🙂 x

Nancy Wolff on April 20, 2017 3:08 pm

Daisy,
Good luck with those seeds! Sounds like your gardening list is like mine! 🙂 I’m encourage as I recently met a guy that told me he lives in a neighborhood where everyone shares the fruits of their labors so one person may have fruit trees, another berries and they all share the harvest. I thought that was an excellent idea!

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