The collards, kale and spinach have been fantastic in this mild winter. The collards, touched by frost, are sweet and tender; the spinach just keeps growing. And I haven't even yet harvested much chard or beet greens, as of yet. I hopefully put some broccoli transplants in -- it'll probably be too warm this spring for them. But I'll also put some sugar snap peas in -- after the rain in the next couple of days. Peas are always a crop that "hope" is a factor.
harvested collard plant
The collards and kale are starting to bolt, so I'm harvesting them, we're cooking and eating them, and some of the harvest is going to the freezer. They're delicious.
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Our gardens (now solely in the mountains of NC) have been increasingly home to native plants, birds, small mammals, and insects of all sorts. My gardening companion (my husband) is equally the gardener in our gardens. Woody, our rescue Golden, puts his own stamp on our gardens. He follows his previous fellow goldens (and my former gardening assistants): Mocha and Chessie. They bring life to our gardens.