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- 01-03-2009, 12:33 PM #1
I currently rent a house (almost 2 years) and have just built raised beds and over the years have planted flowers etc.... im quite settled, however my oh feels maybe we should be moving elsewhere and i agree we can get more value for the money we pay, my dilema is can i dig up all my veg and safely transplant them in a new garden??? id be gutted if i couldnt and then face all the summer with no veg of my own.Life isnt about surviving the storm.....But learning to dance in the rain.
- 01-03-2009, 12:57 PM #2
If you move now, then you may only have leeks and onions in the ground; the leeks you can dig up and heel in to a new location, onions should probably be OK too. All the other veg won't have been sown yet has it? So you can delay that until you move.
- 01-03-2009, 02:54 PM #3
Ah the moving conundrum! If you're planning on moving then plant everything in pots this year. When i moved last year i moved with over 150 pots - everything from cabbages to apple trees. Just make sure you have a LARGE van/truck so they don't get too bashed.
You'll be amazed at how some veg just takes to the new situation. E.g moving 10 foot tall beans was interesting. i just coiled them up for the truck and uncoiled at the new place. they were fine
The one thing i would say is that if you have good soil be naughty and take lots with you, any compost or anything like that you can put in bags because you never know what the garden site will be like where you move.
i guess the last thing is that seedlings can be moved but you'll want to put them in a cardboard box so that you can pop them in a truck easily. Or better still as capsid says take the seeds with you and plant on arrival .
- 01-03-2009, 03:43 PM #4aka
- 01-03-2009, 04:34 PM #5Cropper
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I don't know about rented property, but certainly when selling property the answer is no.
Anything in the garden comes under the heading of 'fixtures and fittings', and cannot be taken away unless specifically itemised in the contract. I know of a case where a couple sold their house and took away the roses from a large rose garden. The purchaser complained, and the roses had to be returned.
- 01-03-2009, 04:43 PM #6
Its all my own items that i either brought with me or grew myself, at least i can be assured that if i do move then i can take all my veg with me!!! thanks guysLife isnt about surviving the storm.....But learning to dance in the rain.
- 01-03-2009, 04:52 PM #7
Just moved 200 miles on Tuesday as most grapes probably know from my previous posts. Moved house and gardens and it IS possible. Only thing is I transferred a lot myself in the car and had to work like crazy to get it planted asap. Luckily my onions, garlic, peas and beans were all in modules and pots.
Do it - you know it'll be worth it! x
- 01-03-2009, 05:57 PM #8
Great, nice to hear from someonewho has actually done it!Life isnt about surviving the storm.....But learning to dance in the rain.
- 01-03-2009, 06:33 PM #9Early Fruiter
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Don't think I could face another move. Got far to many pots and plants. As well as a loft full of I don't know what.
- 01-03-2009, 06:44 PM #10Rooter
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Do you have somewhere else lined up? Because I would bet that to find another place that you are happy with might take some time (or at least longer than you think). There is lots to consider - not least a place with a suitable garden! And one in which the landlord is happy for you to grow stuff. We once rented a house in Yorkshire where the landlord came and 'did' the garden on a regular basis; which was fine because we weren't gardeners then - though I did once plant an onion which had sprouted to see what would happen (I really had no clue), and the landlord dug it up and threw it away :-( Now that I am a landlord myself I would be quite happy for my tennants to grow vegetables but I would want it putting back 'as was' when they moved out. At the moment that would mean replacing the lawned back garden.
Good luck though - hopefully you will find the right spot with the right soil and an accommodating landlord.
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