Last year, after living in the same house for fifteen years, we moved.
Almost a year later and what do I miss most? The garden. I had a wonderful herb garden right outside the back door, and while much of the garden was neglected while our kids were small, I always managed to look after the herbs. (Well, okay, let’s face it, they looked after themselves, but it gave me the wonderful illusion of being on top of something.)
I also miss the magnolia tree, and the dogwood which is probably blooming exactly right now. I miss the garden that made me a gardener.
But, it’s time to move on. Pretty soon we will move to a new house and I’ll be starting a new gardening adventure. Everything will be in pots. A balcony garden. And just in case you feel bad for me, a gardener without land, please don’t. This is the view from my new garden:
Not so bad, huh?
So, now I need to learn a whole new way of gardening. Urban gardening. Balcony farming.
I will start my new adventure slowly, by growing tomatoes in pots. There are some subtle differences between growing in pots and growing in the ground. This video points out some important tips:
If you have any tips or favourite websites or blogs about container gardening, please share them with me!
I have to add that my husband is a bit skeptical about this new venture. He wants to hang a hammock and just look out at that view. And, if you’ve had a look at my upcoming events, you’ll see that there will be many days where he will be in charge of the all-important watering of the tomatoes. Plus, come moving day, he’s the one who is going to have to move those 5 gallon pots.