An Alameda Garden: Progress

Thursday, May 18, 2006


I feel like I'm finally starting to see a little progress in my garden. Bringing in the mulch has helped tremendously just by making things look more orderly. And today I worked some more on hauling in buckets of the compost I had delivered to build up two raised beds. I've planted one of them with two bell peppers, two roma bean plants, and the volunteer berry plant that I found in one of the other beds. Then I thinned the baby carrots I'd planted in a container a few weeks ago and transplanted the thinned-out seedlings into the new bed alongside the peppers and beans. I also thinned out the spinach seedlings and transplanted the thinned-out ones to the second new bed. I'm not sure the transplants will take (especially the carrots--they seemed so fragile), but I thought I'd give it a shot. I still have to build up one more bed, but already the area looks so much better. Here is what it looked like in mid-April:

And here's what it looks like now:

Aside from that, things are filling out and blooming, including more iris (finally some blue ones!) and the freesia--my all-time favorite flower. It's rewarding to start to get some payback for my efforts.

Even Linus, the Garden Supervisor approves:


  1. cute cat.Cara follows me around sometimes to sniff the flower beds and just be nosy.Tia watches from long grass, she is shy and skittish.Love the Iris, none of mine have bloomed yet

  2. Anonymous3:17 PM

    It's looking terrific -- I'm enjoying your posts!

    The Inadvertent Gardener


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