What I am really excited about this year, though, is this: my new asparagus bed. I planted ten Jersey Knight asparagus crowns in a dedicated bed that was newly built for me (thanks, Honey!) and cannot WAIT for next year when I can harvest. I am supposed to be able to harvest up to six weeks and the crowns should last 10-20 years. That's a LOT of asparagus. Yum.
So why does this matter to you? Once the sun comes back you will find yourself looking at a fresh crop of berry and stone fruit recipes. Like sour cherry turnovers, raspberry sorbet, strawberry shortcake and blueberry-balsamic sauce. I'm getting hungry, are you?
Where are you on the gardening continuum? Do you keep it simple with an upside-down hanging tomato grower on your patio or do you go all out and put in a yarden (that's when you remove your sod and plant a home farm in your yard)?