An Alameda Garden: The Vegetable Garden Begins

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Vegetable Garden Begins

This year I've decided to turn what was my strawberry bed into a vegetable bed. I'd cleared the space back in December before the weather got wet and wild, but hadn't planted anything in it. This bed is roughly 4' x 6' (maybe a bit bigger). In the middle is a small flowering cherry tree, but there's still a good amount of planting space around it and it gets almost full sun.

I've started some broccoli raab and bell pepper seeds indoors and some mesclun outdoors, but because I'm trying to do the 100-ft diet challenge, I wanted to get something growing faster. So yesterday I purchased three six-packs--one each of broccoli, beets, and spinach. It's not a lot, but at least it's a start. And at least I managed to get them in the ground yesterday during an ever-so-brief break in the rain.

The rain is driving me crazy. It's not that we're having an abnormal amount of rain for this time of year. But because so many of the last 25 years have been drought years, this much nearly continuous rain seems abnormal. I know we need it, but I'm so ready for it to be over with.


  1. Good Luck Claire with your new vegetable bed.We can compare notes.I ordered some vegetable grow bags and potatoe grow sacks with seed potatoes.I have my main veg seeds already. I ordered extra ones today with the potatoes... perpeptual spinach and onion sets.
    Its cold and wet here, with a threat of freezing temperatures and snow.I may have to wait for march to start my beds!
    Hope to read you lots this year!

  2. I hope your new veggie garden is a big success. At least you have rain and not snow - we've had snow and freezing temperatures for days on end. Rain seems like a better alternative!

    I like the look of your blog!

  3. Anonymous1:48 AM

    Todays the strawberry’s seeds are not available! Please tell me any place from where I can get them.
    Garden Advice


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