|3-9-11 Turnips and spinach|
|3-9-11 Brussel sprouts|
Collard greens seem to be one of the more cold hardy plants. They look a little ratty now, but will put out some edible new growth in just a short while. I feel most people are far too impatient in ripping out survivors when they will still produce some very early greens.
Ah, arugula. Gift of the gods. Discovered by me only two years ago. Where had you been all of my life? Why wait this long to appear on the scene? But now a new gift, as arugula can obviously survive without winter cover. And apparently the deer avoid it. Now to remember to seed a couple of beds of it in the fall. Even a minimal tunnel should result in loads of arugula next winter. But first I will enjoy my spring crop.
As far as I could see, the turnips looked edible. Would have thought they would have frozen over the winter. In any event, they should put up nice succulent tops as they resume spring growth. What do you bet that they get pulled and discarded as mere refuse.
Kale is another one of the hardy cole crops. Is that a surprise with names like Siberian Kale and Red Russsian Kale? In a week or so, this row will be putting out lots of new succulent early greens.
|3-9-11 Onions, my garden|
And back to my garden is this bed of onions that have over wintered nicely. These were onions that did not attain good size last year, so rather that toss them, back in the garden they went in the fall. They are just about ready to start harvesting as scallions. Yes, maybe a day or two.
And lastly, cabbage survived the winter in some gardens. A couple of these heads look edible. If you cut the head off right at the base, four or five smaller cabbage should sprout right up. The root structure is already in place to support new growth.
Now if only all of these survivors were crammed into my own garden. Such would be a fast start to eating green veggies without the wait of a month or two.
Garden hardy, George