This winter has been a little unusual, only because there was no traditional 'January thaw" to break up the cold.
The warmth of the Sun will quickly melt off the couple of feet of snow we have, and it'll be off to the races with the garden.
I put in 100 Garlic plants on October 15th, 2014.
They need a period of "freeze" in order to grow properly, and I'll probably harvest them on or about August 1st.
When the snow disappears, I'll pull up a couple of parsnips I left in the ground, they're supposed to be very tender in the Spring.
I'm going with a lot of Squash this year, as the butternut soup is so delicious.
Potatoes, beets, carrots, etc. i have a pretty good record when it comes to tubers-roots.
The Blueberry and Blackberry bushes are, (or have been), very productive, and the Asparagus is in its' fourth year, ready for repeated harvesting.
There's a lot more, the obligatory tomato-pepper-eggplant bed, and if I plant any corn it will have companion soy bean plants to keep the Nitrogen fixed.
I'm going to dedicate an entire 3'x15', (1 meter x 5 meter approx ) bed for Dandelion, as I just recently read about the health benefits of this "weed".
I'm going to put a "living tunnel" near the garden, using willow cuttings, for Baby Hana to keep busy.
All my neighbors think I have a giant garden, but it took only one season a few years ago to realize that 2000 sq ft is woefully inadequate for anything to be considered more than a "hobby" garden.
I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.