One of my absolute favorite things in this world is vegetable gardening, and so I have planted some thing this spring, even though I may not be around to enjoy the fruits. But I can't help myself, because I just love that you can put a seed or plant in the ground and then have food growing in your back yard! I've tried to grow a garden almost everywhere I've lived. My first attempts were sad, but I learned along the way. I'm still not that great of a gardener, but I still love it! But recently I've been planting for those who will come after me.
We are leaving in August, but I still had to plant a few tomatoes and some squash. I might actually get a tomato or two before I leave, but I know that those who rent my house will get the most benefit. I'm okay with that, and I hope they enjoy it!
One time we rented a house for a few months before we bought our new house, and I planted things there. I knew I wouldn't be there in the spring, but I planted some flower bulbs anyway. I hope the new renters enjoyed the bulbs that I planted for them.
Even though I will be in the middle of China, where I can buy any vegetable I could possibly want, I will be wishing I had some tomato plants and squash. And I will at least have the satisfaction that those living here in my house will be enjoying the fruits of my labors.