Spring Snapshot: Strawberries, Flowering Turnips, Winter Rye

The spring garden looks so green and vibrant that I couldn’t resist sharing the snapshot below. I took this picture around 5:30 this evening, as I was puttering about in the garden, watering seeds here, weeding a little there, checking up on the growth of my strawberries. That’s what you see in the foreground here, happily…

Fresh Winter Food: Turnips

Most people don’t think of winter as a season in which you can garden, but here in Virginia, you certainly can–even without greenhouses or cold frames. One of the foods we planted last fall and haven’t had to protect all winter is turnips. Now, it’s true that the temperatures down in the twenties a couple…