We visited our community garden plot at Howard County Conservancy yesterday. We found some treasures in the soft thawed soil.
Turnips and spinach are growing under our row covers. Our first experiment of over-wintering our late fall crops worked! Last fall, I planted lettuce, turnips and spinach seeds a bit late. We did not have a good fall harvest of these crops. In November, I covered the growing crops with row covers. What a thrill to peel back the row covers yesterday to find green turnip tops and purple and white turnip roots, tender dark green spinach leaves and curly bright green lettuce sprouts. I even pulled weeds out of the spinach bed. Row covers are good winter blankets for the garden!