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.