No More Snow (Most Places)

Bouncing back well

Bouncing back well

After the long winter it is finally time to get back out in the garden. After a good bit of weeding and pruning I have most everything ready for spring. The garlic and carrots survived the heavy, late snowfalls and are already beginning to grow again. I may have lost the turnip roots, but the greens are still salvageable after picking. Instead of a spring crop of turnips, I planted the butternut squash early. Next fall I plan to plant the turnip seeds in late August for a late November/early December harvest since the roots seem to dislike snow.

Of course this means it will not snow at all or snow in November just to spite me. Either way the quality of the greens alone makes them worth planting.

It was also time to add a layer of compost and turn the rest of the garden, as well as plant the spinach and arugula seeds. I can almost taste the garlic scapes and fresh wilted spinach and arugula stuffed into manicotti.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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3 Responses to No More Snow (Most Places)

  1. working out in the garden again makes it all so worth while.. it is snowing here today but hopefully no more for you!

    On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 10:06 PM, Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide wrote:

    > Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide posted: ” After the long winter it is > finally time to get back out in the garden. After a good bit of weeding and > pruning I have most everything ready for spring. The garlic and carrots > survived the heavy, late snowfalls and are already beginning to grow > again.”

  2. Rachel says:

    “garlic scapes and fresh wilted spinach and arugula” oh my! Mmmm… again you make me hungry! Keep us posted – I love garden updates.

  3. Eva Taylor says:

    It’s been brutal here too and things are still keeping their heads down because it’s continuing to be very cold (today is -6C (21F) but feels like -11C (12F) with the wind chill) but it’s nice to see your garden has emerged from the deep freeze. We shall have to live vicariously through you.

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