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Hello biophiles,
    I want to start an organic garden, but in all likelihood, I am only living in my current house until the end of April or early May. I am a beginner gardener and would love to begin growing my own food, but moving raises obvious problems.

What do you recommend I do? Should I container garden?
 
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I wouldn't bother if that's the case just because of the extra work gardening is + the extra work of moving.  The second will rob the first.

Maybe you could satisfy yourself with one veg, like an early crop of peas or beans planted now.
 
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Jami McBride wrote:
I wouldn't bother if that's the case just because of the extra work gardening is + the extra work of moving.  The second will rob the first.

Maybe you could satisfy yourself with one veg, like an early crop of peas or beans planted now.



If it makes any difference, I'm only going to have about a carload of stuff to move.
 
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Personally I would do some nice pots of herbs - something you can use now and in your new place.    If you're really ambitious, some pots of salad greens.



 
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Yes, start some pots. Make some self-watering containers or a home-made version of the earthbox (google for instructions). Start a worm bin with plastic containers (google for how-to, or look up Red Worm Composting. Start some sprouts, you'll get home-grown food inside a week! These are all movable projects, you'll learn from them, and they will be useful even if you do get some land.
 
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FermenterZym wrote:
If it makes any difference, I'm only going to have about a carload of stuff to move.



Oh I see, then pots would work out real nice.  Herbs as suggested, horseradish, ginger even beets.

I have a house full of stuff so the idea of moving and gardening is overwhelming to me
 
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if you have a dolly, get a few containers going for things that you totally love or buy regularly ..for me it would have to be some salads ..and plan to take them with you..but save the big stuff for after you have moved..hopefully to a permanent home..that you OWN..containers filled are heavy and difficult to move, but with a dolly and some ramps you should be able to move them into a truck when you move if well wrapped they should survive or inside of a closed vehicle..

good luck with that
 
                      
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Here are some links to instructions on making self watering containers.

http://engineeredgarden.blogspot.com/2010/03/better-cheaper-swc-made-from-18-gallon.html

http://engineeredgarden.blogspot.com/2010/01/constructing-swp-from-5-gallon-bucket.html

 
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