|~ garlic sprouting ~|
I planted my garlic late last year - it was probably sometime in the first week of November & I placed a large sheet of plastic over top the entire bed to keep some of the winter rains off & to also keep the soil temperature from freezing too hard - not that that has been an issue this winter.
|~ rhubarb sprouting ~|
I am looking forward to trying some new spring tonic drinks with rhubarb, lemon, cranberry & sparkling water... maybe in time for Easter!
|~ chives sprouting ~|
The chives are also sending up young tender shoots & it is so nice to not have the deer eat them down before I get a chance to use them in fresh salads. I have some salmon fillets in the freezer that would be oh-so-lovely with butter & chives on top...
There are lots of greens popping up in the gardens & it's getting close to the time where we can start seeding some early lettuce, peas & cool weather crops.