While I started many of my veggies indoors several weeks ago, there are also things growing outside. I have a small cold frame in which I planted a couple of cool season veggies (kale and lettuce) and many of my perennial fruit and vegetables are making their presence known.
I planted my first crop of garlic in October, and it has shot up this past week. I had mulched it when I planted, and it is fun to see it poke its green shoot out of the straw. Armenian, Music, and German Porcelain are the varieties that I planted.
I have two types of rhubarb: a tart green one and a sweeter dark red variety. The red one makes great pies and crisps because I can use a bit less sugar, and the greener one is delicious in strawberry-rhubarb jam.
Asparagus finally made its appearance to now I can officially call it spring. These plants are also on their third year and can be harvested for real. Last year I only snapped off a few to eat raw because asparagus needs a couple years to get established. I have been waiting for these green spears of deliciousness for three years and cheered when they made their way out of the dirt this week.
How’s it growing at your place?