One of the benefits of overwintered kale are the sweet florets they produce.
The chard has revived and is sending out lots of healthy new growth.
The garlic shoots are poking through at least two weeks earlier than usual.
Found the Snowdrops in bloom, also daffodil shoots during our walk around the garden.
Looks like spring is coming fast for you.
Far too fast, all of the climatic clues seem off this year!
I love snowdrops… they just say “spring” all over them. Beautiful healthy growth on the overwintered chard and kale.
We can’t take credit, just longer days now and some judicious watering…
Your flowering kale would look beautiful in a vase.
Hadn’t thought of that!
Is that snow I see in one of your photos??
Yes! Traditionally, our last frost date is May 20th…
Yes spring is early this year! I haven’t tried snowdrops here but the daffys are blooming and the tulips won’t be far behind
Some spring color will be welcome!
Overwintering kale (and spinach) is the way to go!! It tastes so good after a long winter of cold weather!
It always strikes me how the flavor expressions of things differ through the seasons, makes it entirely worth overwintering!
Your gardens looks lovely! Spring is such a wonderful time of year.
Spring here is usually long, wet, cold and muddy, making the spots of brightness that much more enjoyable!
I didn’t know that you could eat kale flowers. I have some coming along, so I’ll have to toss them into a stirfry. Thanks for the tip.
Overwintered brassicas want to go to seed, and the florets are a spring treat. Treat as you would broccoli, can be eaten raw as well as stir-fried!
I didn’t know you could eat kale flowers either. Very good to know, that is if my kale had germinated!
It’s a little bit like passed on knowledge, what makes growing for oneself so very different than larger scale farming.
The overwintered greens are just great! Spring is just around the corner!
We don’t put away the snow shovels until mid-April!
I will have to let some Kale flower this year – I want to taste the flowers.
It makes sense when I realized they’re related to flowering brassicas grown primarily for their florets!