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Re: Very sad - I'm going to have to leave my garden behind

Post  southern gardener on 7/25/2012, 4:56 pm

Chopper....too bad you want to live so far south. My daughter had a room for rent, WITH a SFG all set up to use! wow!!
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Post  Cincinnati on 7/25/2012, 11:53 pm

@moswell wrote:... I'd hate to go to all the effort of making Mel's mix, etc. just to leave it behind again.

I'm wondering how many boxes you have. I know it cost me enough for the MM (cost of the materials, cost to drive 80 miles to get them, and time to mix), that if I had to move, I'd consider buying a few trash cans and taking the MM with me.

I have three Rubbermaid trash cans (two for screened compost, and one for completed MM). I think I paid $75 for those three cans (about 40 gallons each)

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Post  Chopper on 7/26/2012, 12:21 am

@southern gardener wrote:Chopper....too bad you want to live so far south. My daughter had a room for rent, WITH a SFG all set up to use! wow!!

Ohhh! Where is she?

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Post  walshevak on 7/26/2012, 4:19 am

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@moswell wrote:... I'd hate to go to all the effort of making Mel's mix, etc. just to leave it behind again.

I'm wondering how many boxes you have. I know it cost me enough for the MM (cost of the materials, cost to drive 80 miles to get them, and time to mix), that if I had to move, I'd consider buying a few trash cans and taking the MM with me.

I have three Rubbermaid trash cans (two for screened compost, and one for completed MM). I think I paid $75 for those three cans (about 40 gallons each)

Walmart has some really cheap $18 ones.

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Post  moswell on 9/28/2012, 11:37 am

Long time, no post for me. This summer was insane: I ended up getting the job, not having to move out of the place I rent in NJ right away (and have been able to keep my garden), and my poor little dog was hit by a car and killed in August. Very stressful, and my garden suffered as a result. Actually, my stomach suffered since I ended up wasting a lot of tomatoes and other stuff in the garden by not harvesting (didn't much feel like eating or cooking).

But I've mostly recovered from the summer stress, and I wanted to thank you all for your advice on how to handle a garden move. I think I'll be pulling up the garden this weekend (leaving my 1x4 herb garden in place) so I can plant some grass seed. I promised the home owners I'd do that before I left, and it seems like as good a time as any. The tomatoes are slowly dying back, the peppers are finishing up, and I believe my zucchini and cuke finally gave in to mold from our incredibly wet summer.



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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 9/28/2012, 12:08 pm

moswell, It takes a long time to quit grieving for a lost pet. I'm so sorry for your loss, and understand how difficult it is. Nonna who's still missing cat Oliver after two years.

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Post  Chopper on 9/28/2012, 12:23 pm

Wonderful news, except about the dog. Yay!

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Post  walshevak on 9/28/2012, 7:52 pm

Sorry you lost your dog. I know you still grieve.

Have you found a new home and will you have garden space? Will you be able to move your MM?

We will be interested in learning how you get resettled.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 9/28/2012, 8:37 pm

Moswel, so sorry to hear about your dog. That is one of the hardest things ever to deal with. At least that's been my experience. Hang in there!

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