Monday, March 16, 2009


Yesterday I harvested the first few parsnips from our garden--we deliberately overwintered them to improve their flavor, and as the snow melts and the ground thaws, they are ready to be pulled. Most of ours are still under a pretty good snowpack, but one edge of the bed gets more sun and is already bare. We got the seeds planted late, so the parsnips are small, but I am looking forward to tasting them.

About half our garden is free of snow at this point, and other good things are starting to come up. We cleared the mulch off the garlic and found that it is coming up nicely. There is baby spinach that overwintered from last fall (not much of it, alas). The kale is producing a few new leaves, and the chives are starting to come up. A few more warm days, and I expect to see some more!

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