The last clove of Music garlic, sprouting, an intimation of what’s happening in the garden.
When we poked through the garlic bed, we found the ground still frozen. The top mulch was removed to give it a chance to thaw, and we found the garlic well on its way. With near freezing overnight temps expected in the week ahead, the garlic will get another protective covering of mulch. Above: Music garlic sprouting.
According to biodynamic methods, the second quarter phase of the moon is an ideal time to plant above ground crops such as peas. It also coincides with our removing the snow stakes from the driveway. Above: Green Arrow shell peas.
In the ground they go, the first planting of the season. Alongside the Green Arrow, we’ve also planted Coral shell peas, an early pea that we’re trying out this year and is meant to be harvestable before the 4th of July.