It was high time to clean out the winter garden today. There are seedlings growing in the cold frame that need planting soon: tomatoes, basil, peppers, cantaloupe, flowers. There are already carrots, beets, various kinds of greens, green onions, beans, cucumbers and zucchini in the ground, but we were still eating winter carrots and more scallions from a couple of beds.
I hate pulling up plants. They have always done their stuff whether they are edibles or not, so the least we can do is honor them by enjoying them and sharing. Little goes to waste: the horses enjoyed extra carrots and will do so for the next couple of weeks and the hens were happy with the spinach that just did not fit in the fridge.
On to summer.