My row covers didn't stand up to the snow, so no clue what I will find underneath. The snow is melting quite a bit today, so maybe I'll be able to venture to the garden to see what survived. We were not in the main pathway of the snowstorm and ended up with about two inches of snow and plenty of freezing rain.
Before the snow arrived I did go out to the garden and harvest a few things. While everyone else was out running to the grocery store for the last of the milk and bread, I was digging up some root crops: turnips and carrots. Some of the turnips were a good size. The carrots are delicious. The taste of fall and winter carrots is so much sweeter than my spring planted carrots.
I also harvested some Swiss chard leaves. Chard is one of my most resilient and reliable crops. Whether it is the middle of winter or the middle of summer, there is chard in the garden. It keeps me supplied in leafy greens year round. I would like more variety of greens. I have spinach and kale out in the garden right now, but they are much smaller and less productive. They will grow quickly in early spring and then bolt. Then it will back to the reliable chard.
Carrots: 10.4 oz
Turnips: 1 lb 4.4 oz
Swiss chard: 9.8 oz
2016 Harvests: 11.8 lbs
That's all the harvests coming from my garden this week. To see what others are harvesting check out Harvest Monday this week at From Seed to Table.