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A winter garden is possible and a nice concept that I may warm up to eventually, but I’ve been generally dodging the cold and staying indoors most of the winter.  The other day it warmed up enough for me to leave my den and check on the garden where we found some leftover surprises and hints of future surprises:  First, the stalks of Brussel sprouts that I had harvested and left for dead had sprouted more.  And our favorite surprise was our first and  only carrot.  But it’s rather an odd-looking one it is.  I think that it may be the union of several carrot starts.

Along with daffodils, the perennial onions and lemon balm are making their fresh green entrance, trumpeters of spring. (btw, there are always some to share)

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