Winter’s arguably about half over, and I’m already missing gardening outside. Being in a colder climate, it can be difficult to make it through winter when the warmer days are calling nearly half a year away. My gardening habit is driven indoors to my potted plants, and my cooking must use some not-necessarily-fresh-or-local produce. This is the price we pay for some snow in winter.
Fortunately, perennial crops can come back without much extra effort. (We’ve got some rhubarb, bunching onions, and garlic. Rhubarb can grow well in a corner of a yard, and onions and garlic only need a small area of soil. I’ve tried to start an asparagus patch, but the jury’s out on that one until spring.)